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126th Annual Report 



of the 



Town Officers 



of 



Wakefield, Mass. 

Financial Year Ending December Thirty-first 
Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-seven 



also 

The Town Clerk's Records 

of the 

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS 
During the Year 1937 



WAREFIEL& 



Town Officers, 1937-38 



^^ ' Selectmen 

George J. Evans, Chairman 
Charles F. Young, Secretary Donald White 

William Blanchard V. Richard Fazio 



Town Clerk 

Frederic S. Hartshorne 



Assistant Town Clerk 

Margaret V. Hurley 



Town Treasurer 

Arthur H. Boardman 



Tax Collector 

Carl W. Sunman 



Town Accountant 

Charles C. Cox 



Moderator 

Thomas G. O'Connell 



Assessors 

Hugh Connell, Chairman Term Expires March, 1939 

Arthur C, Verge, Secretary " " " 1940 

David Sliney " " " 1938 



Municipal Light Commissioners 

Marcus Beebe, 2nd, Chairman Term Expires March, 1938 

A. Francis Harrington, Secretary " " " 1939 

Curtis L. Sopher " " " 1940 



Water and Sewerage Board 

William B. Stantial, Chairman Term Expires March, 1938 

George O. Sheldon, Secretary " " " 1939 

Sidney F. Adams " " " 1940 



TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Board of Public Welfare 



Dennis P. Hogan, Chairman 
Elsie M. Gladwin, Secretary 
Etta C. Stoddard, Agent 
Frank P. Wakefield 
Harold C. Robinson 



Term Expires March, 1938 

1939 
1940 
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1940 



School Committee 

Harry B. Allman, Chairman 

Thomas F. Kenney, Treasurer 

Eva Gowing Ripley, Secretary 

William E. Jones 

Mary Louise Tredinnick 

Patrick H. Tenney 

Gardner E. Campbell (Resigned) 



Term Expires March, 1939 

1938 
1940 
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1939 
1939 



Trustees Lucius Beebe JVIemorial Library 



Hervey J. Skinner, Chairman 

Florence I. Bean, Secretary 

Albert W. Rockwood 

Dr. Richard Dutton 

Alice W. Wheeler 

Walter C. Hickey 

Arthur L. Evans 

Dr. Frank T. Woodbury 

John J. Round 



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Board of Health 



Wesley S. Goodwin, Chairman 
Ned C. Loud, Secretary 
Dr. Carl E. Allison 



Term Expires March, 1938 

1940 
1939 



Park and Cemetery Commissioners 

John T. Stringer, Chairman Term Expires March, 1938 

George W. Abbott, Secretary " " " 1938 

John W. MacGillvray " " " 1938 

William J. Garden (Resigned) 



Town Planning Board 



Edward M. Bridge, Chairman 
Dr. T. Fulton Parks, Secretary 
Edward G. Lee 
Dr.* Frank T. Woodbury 
Maurice O. Carter 



Term Expires March, 1940 

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1938 
1939 
1939 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



John G. M. Gates 
Joseph L. Preston 
Harry A. Simonds 



Constables 



Harold Anderson 



George B. DeRoche 

Walter E. Peterson 

Louis N. Tyzzer 



Registrars of Voters 



Fred E. Bunker, Chairman 
Frederic S. Hartshorne, Clerk 
James F. Curley 
Owen A, Kenney 



Term Expires March, 1940 

1938 
1939 



Finance Committee 



John I. Preston, Chairman 
Loring P. Jordan, Secretary 
Howard A. Jones 
Maurice F. Walsh 
Samuel B. Horovitz 
Cornelius Horgan 
Harry I. Reed 
Harry Marshall 
Virgil F. Cambareri 
Harry A. Simonds 
Orvil W. Smith 
Arthur M. Moore 
Edwin L. Nute 
William R. Lindsay 
Orrin J. Hale 



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Board of Appeal 

J. Theodore Whitney, Chairman Term Expires March, 1938 

William C. McKie " " " 1939 

A. Francis Harrington « <* « -^g^Q 



Recreation Committee 

Eugene J. Sullivan, Chairman and Treasurer 
George F. Gardner William Dill 

Dorothy Schlotterbeck Edmund W. Sliney 

Elizabeth Neary . Orrin J. Hale (Resigned) 

Thomas F. Powers 



For other appointive town officers, see Selectmen's Report. 



TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Population 1935 Census 16,494 

Congressman, 7th District — Lawrence J. Connery, Lynn. 
Councillor, 6tli District — Eugene A. F. Burtnett, Somerville. 
Senator, 7th Middlesex District — Joseph R. Cotton, Lexington. 
Representative, 19th Middlesex District — Joseph A. Hines, Wakefield. 



LIST OF JURORS 



Prepared by the Selectmen 
Name 
Abbott, Arthur G., '36-'37 
Abbott, I. Harold, '36-'37 
Achorn, Howard F., '36-'37 
Adams, Robert H., '37 
Ahearn, Harold, '37 
Alden, Walter, '36-'37 
Altieri, Peter C, '37 
Anthony, James W., Jr., '37 
Ashenden, James H., '37 
Barber, Manley P., '37 
Barker, Charles E., '37 
Barrett, James, '35-'36-'37 
Bartlett, Donald A., '36-'37 
Bartlett, Russell T., '37 
Bateman, Henry G., '37 
Bayrd, C. Orne, '37 
Bears, Earl L., '37 
Bennett, Everett N., '37 
Berry, Fred B., '36-'37 
Beyea, Arthur G., '36-'37 
Blodgett, George E., '36-'37 
Boody, Philip C, '37 
Boothby, Bradford, '37 
Bratt, Hans A., '36-'37 
Brockbank, Gray B., '37 
Burbank, Colby L., '37 
Burrill, Arthur G., '37 
Butler, Aaron T., '37 
Butler, Charles J., '36-'37 
Butler, Edward J., '35-'36-'37 
Canavan, John P., '36-'37 



of the Town of Wakefield, 
Residence 

19 Bryant St; 
5 Cooper St. 

27 Bryant St. 
32 Strathmore Rd. 
Shumway Circle 
30 Byron St. 
55 Harrison Ave. 
39 Strathmore Rd. 
37 Greenwood Ave. 
32 Madison Ave. 

37 West Water St. 

22 Gould St. 

20 Aborn Ave. 

23 Park St. 

3 Swain PI. 

14 Crescent Hill 
7 Greenwood Ave. 

24 Yale Ave. 

26 Chestnut St. 
9 Druid Hill Ave. 
238 Albion St. 

4 Eaton St. 

19 Chestnut St. 
12 Crystal St. 
16 Chestnut St., 
92 Gould St. 

38 Byron St. 
Butler Ave. 

106 Broadway 
230 Albion St. 
153 Albion St. 



June 29, 1937. 

Occupation 

Caretaker 

Brakeman 

Clerk 

Bonds 

B. & M. R. R. 

Engineer 

Rigger 

Real Estate 

Printer 

B. & M, R. R. 

Salesman 

Laborer 

Salesman 

Clerk 

Taxi 

Salesman 

Tel. Engr. 

Manager 

P. O. Clerk 

Machinist 

Insurance 

Salesman 

Floorwalker 

Undertaker 

Civil Engr. 

Insurance 

Builder 

W. B. & Co. 

Chauffeur 

Laborer 



REPORT OP TOWN CLERK 



Name 

Cardillo, Charles, '37 
Carr, Charles B., '37 
Carter, Frank C, '37 
Christopher, Pasquale A., '37 
Clough, Leslie R., '36-'37 
Coates, Irving T., '36-'37 
Cochrane, G. Warren, Jr., '36-'37 
Colantunio, Peter, '37 
Colcord, George W., '36-'37 
Coleman, Wesley S., '36-'37 
Connelly, Edward J., '37 
Conohan, William J. G., '36-'37 
Conway, Martin L., '37 
Cooke, Charles W., '37 
Crosby, Charles R., '36 -'37 
Crosby, Paul B., '36-'37 
Curley, John J., '36-'37 
Curran, Matthew P., '37 
Dayton, Charles H., '36-'37 
DeFeo, Angelo, '37 
Dempsey, Benjamin J., '36-'37 
Desmond, Daniel J., '35-'36-'37 
Dinan, Jeremiah J., '35 -'36- '37 
Donovan, John J., '36-'37 
Dow, Jesse M., '37 

Doyle, Charles J., '35-'36-'37 
Ellis, Sherman D., '37 

Ennis, Harry J., '36- '37 

Fairfield, Percy W., '36-'37 

Pine, Harry, '37 

Fleming, Charles M., '37 

Flint, Albert W., '36- '37 

Fober, John, '37 

Forbes, William V., '37 

Poss, Ralph P., '36-'37 

Francis, Nestor, '36-'37 

Galloway, Charles P., '36-'37 

Galvin, John J., '35 -'36- '37 

Galvin, Maurice P., '37 

Gambale, Carmine, '36-'37 

Gardner, George P., '37 

Gibbs, George E., '36-'37 

Gibbs, Joseph L., '36-'37 

Gibson, Warren H., '37 

Gladwin, Frank B., '36- '37 

Gooding, Earle D., '37 



Residence 

97 Nahant St. 

8 Avon St. 

9 Bellevue Ave. 
84 Preston St. 
16 Ames St. 

63 Oak St. 

5 Crystal St. 
102 Nahant St. 
182 Ashland St. 
10 Crystal St. 
39 Lawrence St. 

3 Edmunds PI. 
10 Bennett St. 
26 Chestnut St. 

1 Byron St. 

18 Crystal St. 
3 Elm Sq. 

45 Lake St. 
20 Crystal St. 
13 Brook Ave. 
52 Bennett St. 
68 Broadway 
61 Broadway 
57 Chestnut St. 

New Salem St. 
48 Jordan Ave. 
7 At wood Ave. 
43 Madison Ave. 
28 Converse St. 
370 Main St. 

19 Lafayette St.. 
860 Main St. 

60 Richardson St. 
10 Babson St. 
40 Elm St. 

12 Grafton St. 
25 Pine St. 

38 Gould St. 
216 Albion St. 

59 Bennett St. 
186 Main St. 

33 Madison Ave. 

33 Madison Ave. 

19 Cooper St. 

67 Madison Ave. 

13 Cooper St. 



Occupation 

Laborer 

Manager 

Salesman 

Contractor 

Banker 

Chemist 

Salesman 

Laborer 

Insurance Supt. 

Salesman 

Merchant 

Superintendent 

Janitor 

Shipper 

Leather Worker 

Office Mgr. 

Garage Man 

Chauffeur 

Broker 

Laborer 

Bookkeeper 

Clerk 

Gardener 

Salesman 

Contractor 

Chauffeur 

Clerk 

Machinist 

Student 

Accountant 

Retired 

Clerk 

Clerk 

Chauffeur 

Merchant 

Underwriter 

Foundryman 

Clerk 

Laborer 

Manager 

Clerk 

Clerk 

Optician 

Accountant 

Salesman 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Name 

Gould, Lawrence H., '37 
Grady, William A., '37 
Grant, Edward, '37 
Grant, Wilmot B., '36-'37 
Gray, Henry W., '37 
Greenleaf, Donald, '37 
Habblitz, William G., Jr., '36-'37 
Hale, Orrin J., '35-'36-'37 
Haley, George, '36-'37 
Haley, John J., '37 
Hall, William A., '36-'37 
Halloran, Harold J., '37 
Hallstrom, John O., '37 
Hampton, George A., '36-'37 
Hannington, Cecil R., '37 
Hannon, Albert J., '37 
Harding, Arthur E., '37 
Hastings, William M., '37 
Hawkes, Francis B., '36- '37 
Hawkes, John C, '37 
Hicks, Howard H., '37 
Hines, Charles M., '37 
Hogg, Clarence P., '37 
Hogg, Wilton P., '37 
HoUett, Jabez, '36-'37 
Horton, Wilbur W., '37 
Hubbard, Edwin B., '36-'37 
Hubbard, Joseph L., '37 
Humphrey, John J'., '36-'37 
Hurley, Edmund J., '37 
Jackson, Ernest W., '36-'37 
Jazukawiz, Thomas W., '35-'36-'37 
Jeffery, Charles F., '37 
Johnson, Fred A., '36-'37 
Johnson, John E., '36-'37 
Joyce, Walter C, '36-'37 
Kane, Harold E., '36-'37 
Kane, Thomas H., '37 
Ketchum, Herbert D., '35-'36-'37 
Killam, Leonard A., '36-'37 
Killorin, Karl C, '36-'37 
Kimball, Everett C, '37 
King, Walter J., '37 
Kirk, Joseph F., '36-'37 
Kitchenman, Vassar, '36-'37 
Lamprey, Ernest B., '37 



Residence 

40 Lakeview Ave. 
215 Albion St. 
36 Bartley St. 

4 Forest St. 

16 Crystal St. 
10 Auburn St. 

704 Main St. 
232 Albion St. 

5 Francis Ave. 
50 Chestnut St. 

Davidson Rd. 
12 Lafayette St. 
12 Cooper St. 

4 Norway St. 
200 Albion St. 

6 Bartley St. 
Achorn Ave. 

6 Merriam St. 
33 Green St. 
20 Line Rd. 

10 Arundel Ave. 

12 Crystal St. 
Achorn Ave. 

784 Main St. 

17 Gladstone St 

13 Cooper St. 
23 Myrtle Ave. 
35 Bartley St. 

1 Curve St. 

7 Madison Ave. 
10 Aborn Ave. 

Kendrick Rd. 

5 Court St. 

4 Newell Rd. 



Occupation 

Salesman 

Machinist 

Reporter 

Clerk 

Refg. Engr. 

Carpenter 

Foreman 

Druggist 

Clerk 

Bookkeeper 

Shoe Worker 

Draftsman 

Engineer 

Iron Worker 

Bookkeeper 

Civil Engr. 

Woodworker 

Printer 

Chauffeur 

Coffee Roaster 

Chauffeur 

Printer 

Agent 

Builder 

Dry Cleaning 

Proprietor 

Chauffeur 

Electrician 

Heat and Vent. 

Secretary 

Contractor 

Shoe Worker 

Insurance 

201 Oak St. Sheet Metal Worker 

196 Albion St. Clerk 

Butler Ave. Shoe Worker 

Butler Ave. Painter 

18 Cooper St. Chauffeur 

47 Elm St. Clerk 

72 Chestnut St. Real Estate 

9 Court St. Bank Clerk 

18 Court St. Machinist 

44 Avon St. Merchant 

34 Lawrence St. Salesman 

5 Edmunds PI. Clerk 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



Name 

Lamprey, Leonard L., '36 -'37 
Lazzaro, Pasquale J., '37 
LeDuc, Charles W., '37 
Leone, John M., '37 
Lindsay, wmiam R., '35-'36-'37 
Long, Richard W., '36-'37 
Loubris, Julian J., '37 
Maclnnis, Joseph W., '36-'37 
Macintosh, Harry. R., '35-'36-'37 
Magee, Edgar A., '35-'36-'37 
Martin, Frank E., '35-'36-'37 
Martin, John A., '36-'37 
Mayer, George A., '36-'37 
Mayers, William A., '35-'36-'37 
Mayo, Lester L., '36-'37 
McCabe, Russell W., '35-'36-'37 
McCullough, George J., '35-'36-'37 
Mclntire, Frank N., '36-'37 
McKay, Frank D., '36-'37 
McManamin, Joseph L., '35-'36-'37 
McMaster, Lauren L., '36- '37 
Meade, J. Edward, '37 
Melonson, Fred P., '36-'37 
Merritt, Harold W., '35-'36-'37 
Moore, Roger I., '37 
Moore, William B., '35-'36-'37 
Morrill, George O., '37 
Morse, Walter H., '36-'37 
Muise, Howard A., '36-'37 
Munier, Theodore A., '36-'37 
Murkland, Frederick W., '36-'37 
Murphy, John W., '37 
Nutile, Joseph, '36-'37 
Nutile, Joseph, Jr., '37 
Owen, Lloyd N., '37 
Paglia, Thomas F., '37 
Parker, Frank H., '35-'36-'37 
Perkins, Walter F., '35-'36-'37 
Perry, Frank W., '35-'36-'37 
Pilgrim, Albert, '36-'37 
Pizzano, John J., '37 
Powers, Thomas F., '35-'36-'37 
Ring, Harold J., '36-'37 
Roach, Vernon R., '35-'36-'37 
Robbins, Jeffrey, '37 
Rowe, Ralph P., '35-'36-'37 



Residence 

68 Spring St. 



Occupation 

Ins. Adjuster 

32 Richardson St. Shoe Worker 

2 Cottage St. Laborer 

586 Main St. Helper 

77a Albion St. Merchant 

5 Evergreen St. Policy Writer 
29 Summer St. Clerk 
58 Chestnut St. Electrician 
77 Gould St. Carpenter 

2 West St. Carpenter 

29 Evergreen St. Painter 
452 Main St. Mechanic 
210 Albion St. Machinist 
210 Albion St. Painter 

12 Morrison Ave. Advertiser 

6 Evergreen St. 
182 Albion St. 

36 Emerson St. Brass Worker 

22 Greenwood Ave. Carpenter 

15 Lake St. Civil Engr. 

36 Yale Ave. Merchant 

30 Greenwood Ave. Salesman 
612 Main St. Carpenter 

1 Grafton St. Civil Engr. 
41 Greenwood Ave. Salesman 
20 Gladstone St. Carpenter 

8 Oak St. B. & M. R. R. 
17 Aborn Ave. Salesman 

Crystal Lake Pk. Shoe Worker 

111 Pleasant St. Printer 

299 Salem St. Newspaper 

25 Sweetser St. Merchant 

38 Curtis St. Salesman 

38 Curtis St. Salesman 

Crest Rd. Student 

73 Valley St. Shoe Worker 

9 Byron St. Time Keeper 
10 Strathmore Rd. Teller 

9 Sheffield Rd. Conveyancer 

2 Elm St. Metal Worker 
59 Valley St. Mason 
62 Bennett St. Dunlop Tire Co. 
36 Grafton St. Grain Inspector 
17 Park St. Ofnce Clerk 
38 Melvin St. Steam Fitter 
75 Pleasant St. Supt. 



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TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Name 

Saunders, Charles, '37 
Schafer, Oscar F., '37 
Schefisch, Arthur E., '37 
Schefisch, Robert J., '37 ' 
Seavey, Charles L., '36-'37 
Sederquest, Arthur T., '37 
Shanahan, John D., '37 
Shea, Richard F., '36-'37 
Sheehy, George A., '37 
Sibem, Michael A., '37 
Smith, Albert W., '37 
Smith, Charles H., '37 
Smith, Francis J., '35-'36-'37 
Sorenson, Hans S., '37 
Southworth, Arthur P., '35-'36-'37 
Spear, Clinton W., '36-'37 
Spero, Samuel D., '37 
Stohl, Charles L., '37 
Stout, Richard C, '36-'37 
Sullivan, Charles L., '37 
Sweeney, Daniel J'., '37 
Taylor, Fred L., '37 
Taylor, Philmont T., '37 
Terravechia, William, '37 
Thompson, George A., '37 
Tucker, Martin L., '35-'36-'37 
Turner, Fred A., Jr., '37 
Tyler, Clyde L., '35-'36-'37 
VonKlock, Gerhard, '36-'37 
Walsh, Edward J., '37 
Walsh, John J., '36-'37 
Walsh, Thomas W., '36- '37 
Warchol, Mitchell S., '37 
Watts, Sidney S., '37 
Welford. George W., '37 
White, Francis W., '36-'37 
White, Frank A., '35-'36-'37 
Whitney, Frank D., '37 
Windt, Roy, '35-'36-'37 
Winters, Ira B., '37 
Zappala, John, '37 



Residence Occupation 

28 Evergreen St. Painter 

187 Salem St. Window Decorator 

16 Butler Ave. Shoemaker 

Butler ave. Shoe Worker 

45 Cedar St. • Antique Dealer 

43 Charles St. Electrician 

9 Emerald St. Shoe Worker 

74 Broadway Clerk 

32 Charles St. - Clerk 

127 Water St. Furniture Rep'rer 

6 Newhall Ct. Shoe Worker 
233 Lowell St. 

33 Lafayette St. Druggist 

7 Richardson Ave. Jeweler 
11 Sheffield Rd. Sales Mgr. 
37 Central St. Milk Dealer 
59 Chestnut St. Merchant 

742 Main St. B. & M. R. R. 

4 Bennett St. Buyer 

7 Yale Ave. Carpenter 
9 Crescent Hill Upholsterer 

19 Madison Ave. Salesman 

Arundel Ave. Clerk 

68 Valley St. Reed Worker 

30 Madison Ave. Chandelier Mkr 

128 Salem St. Machinist 
115 Pleasant St. Foreman 
107 Prospect St. Clerk 

21 Salem St. Salesman 

8 Rockland St. L. L. I. P. Co. 
40 Bartley St. Market Man 

15 West Water St. Mason 
4 Swain PI. Filling Sta. Att. 
4 Oak Ave. Dept. Manager 

800 Main St. Laborer 

23 West Water St. Mechanic 

23 West Water St. Clerk 

4 Cooper St. Hearse Livery 

16 Charles St. Glazier 
32 Lafayette St. Carpenter 
37 Richardson St. Restaurant 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 11 



Record of Town Meetings 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, JANUARY 4, 1937 

Meeting called to order at 7.45 o'clock P.M., by Moderator O'Connell, 
who read the call for the meeting. 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That further reading of the warrant, with the exception of 
the Constable's Return, be omitted. Constable's Return read. 

ARTICLE 1 

To raise and appropriate sufficient money to pay ex-Officer Frank 
H. Robinson his pension, until further appropriation at the annual meeting. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $164.25 for 
the purposes specified in Article 1. 

ARTICLE 3 

To see if the town will vote to transfer the control of the premises at 
the corner of Common and Lafayette Streets, the old high school property, 
from the School Committee to the Board of Selectmen; and authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to use the fund in the town treasury known as the 
Surplus War Bonus Fund, for remodeling, under their direction, the old 
high school building and grounds for municipal purposes. Action under 
this Article to be conditional upon a Federal WPA project being author- 
ized for and in connection with such remodeling, and embracing one or 
more projects. 

On motion by Mr. Edgett. 

Voted: That Article 3 be taken up. "Yes" 73, "No" 1. 

A motion by Finance Committee to indefinitely postpone was lost. 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: To transfer the control of the premises at the corner of 
Common and Lafayette Streets, the old high school property, from the 
School Committee to the Board of Selectmen; and authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to use the fund in the town treasury known as the Surplus 
War Bonus Fund for remodeling under their direction the old high school 
building and grounds for municipal purposes, provided that Federal 
WPA projects are authorized for and in connection with such remodeling. 

ARTId^E 2 

To raise and appropriate the sum of $12,000.00 to be used for Federal 
WPA projects. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $8,000.00 for the 
purposes specified in Article 2. 



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ARTICLE 4 

To hear and act upon a report of the Board of Selectmen laying out a 
town way under the Betterment Act in substantially the location of the 
private way known as Bowdlear Road, running northerly from Greenwood 
Street, and determine whether the name thereof shall be Oak Ledge Road 
or otherwise, and raise and appropriate money for the construction thereof. 

A motion by the Finance Committee to indefinitely postpone was lost. 

On motion by Mr. Evans. 

Voted: That the report of the Selectmen (Oak Ledge Road) be ac- 
cepted and adopted. 

On motion by Mr. Jordan. 

Voted: That this meeting be now dissolved. 

Adjourned at 8.35 o'clock. Attendance 140. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



13 



Result of Election Held March 1, 1937, 

as Canvassed by the Board 

of Registrars 



Indicates Election 



Selectmen — 


For one 


year 








Pre. 1 


Pre. 2 


Pre. 3 


Total 


'•William Blanchard 


1157 


562 


483 


2202 


Bradford S. Boothby 


620 


273 


265 


1158 


Leo F. Douglass 


539 


126 


424 


1089 


•George J. Evans 


1308 


467 


582 


2357 


*V. Richard Fazio 


1064 


316 


376 


1756 


Orrin J. Hale 


554 


83 


572 


1209 


William Robert Lindsay 


791 


283 


376 


1450 


Frederick W. Murkland 


575 


136 


242 


953 


Joseph Nutile, Jr. 


. 274 


27 


69 


370 


•Donald White 


998 


384 


466 


1848 


* Charles F. Young 


1175 


305 


535 


2015 


Blanks 


2305 


343 


1125 


3773 


Town Clerk — 


■ For One Year 






'•Frederic S. Hartshorne 


1582 


590 


741 


2913 


Edward O'Brien 


1 






1 


Blank 


689 


71 


362 


1122 


Town Treasurer 


— For One Year 






*Arthur H. Boardman 


1530 


562 


706 


2798 


Blank 


742 


99 


397 


1238 


Moderator — 


For One Year 






'•Thomas G. O'Connell 


1540 


550 


732 


2872 


Blank 


732 


111 


321 


1164 


Collector of Taxes — For One Year 






*Carl W. Sunman 


1639 


605 


768 


3012 


Frank Hackett 


1 






1 


Blank 


632 


56 


335 


1023 


Assessor — For Three 


Years 






'•Arthur C. Verge 


1463 


570 


686 


2719 


A. G. Greer 


1 






1 


Blank 


808 


91 


417 


1316 



14 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Municipal Light Board — For Three Years 

Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Pre. 3 Total 

Charles L. Churchill, Jr. 721 223 368 1312 

Curtis L. Sopher 1183 363 574 2120 

Blank 368 75 161 604 

Water and Sewerage Board — For Three Years 

=Sidney F. Adams . 1386 544 650 2580 

Harry Peck 1 1 

Blank 885 117 453 1455 

Water and Sewerage Board — For Two Years 

■George O. Sheldon 1385 548 642 2575 

Leonard DeMarco 1 - 1 

Blank 886 113 461 1460 

Board of Public Welfare — For Three Years 

•Harold C. Robinson 1341 307 536 2184 

•=Etta C. Stoddard 1512 505 733 2750 

William C. Strong 843 347 439 1629 

Blank 848 163 498 1509 

School Committee — For Three Years 

•Eva Gowing Ripley 1386 578 650 2614 

Blank - 886 83 453 1422 

School Committee — For Two Years 

=:patrickH. Tenney 1526 537 810 2873 

Blank 746 124 293 1163 

School Committee — For One Year 

^William E. Jones 1382 552 633 2567 

Benjamin Butler - 1 1 

Blank 889 109 470 1468 

Board of Health — For Three Years 

^=Ned C. Loud ' 1408 516 664 2588 

Blank 864 145 439 1448 

Trustees of Lucius Beebe Memorial Library — For Three Years 

=^ Florence L. Bean 1347 527 652 2526 

'==John J. Round 1387 577 666 2630 

*Hervey J. Skinner 1321 497 631 2449 

Blank 2761 382 1360 4503 





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15 


Park and 


Cemetery Commissioners - 


- For One 


Year 




"~^ 


Pre. 1 


Pre. 2 


Pre. 3 


Total 


= George W. Abbott 


1417 


509 


693 


2619 


-William J. Garden 


1348 


519 


652 


2519 


•John T. Stringer 


1531 


538 


723 


2792 


Blank 


2520 


417 


1241 


4178 




Constables — For One Year 






*John G. M. Gates 


1445 


578 


681 


2704 


•Walter E. Peterson 


1476 


528 


707 


2711 


* Joseph L. Preston 


1481 


476 


740 


2697 


Morton Griffin 


1 






1 



Blank 2413 401 1181 3995 

Referendum Question — Shall act passed authorizing town to pay 
certain sum of money to Antonio Muccio be accepted? 

Yes 998 219 470 1687 

No . 488 203 233 924 

Blank 786 239 400 1425 

Appointment of Assistant Town Clerk 

March 9, 1937. 
To Margaret V. Hurley: 

Under and by the authority vested in me by Section 19 of Chapter 41 
of the General Laws, you are hereby appointed Assistant Town Clerk of 
the Town of Wakefield for the current municipal year; having all the 
powers and being subject to all the requirements and penalties apphcable 
to the Town Clerk as provided by the General Laws and amendments 
thereto. 

FREDERIC S. HARTSHORNE, 

Town Clerk. 



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Record of Town Meetings 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 8, 1937 
In the absence of the Moderator, the meeting was called to order 
by Town Clerk Hartshorne, who read the call for the meeting. 
On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That the reading of the remainder of the warrant be waived 
with the exception of the Constable's Return. 
Constable's Return read. 

The Clerk then called for nominations for Moderator Pro Tem. 
Mr. Howard Jones placed the name of Theodore Eaton in nomination. 
No other nominations being made. 

Voted: That Theodore Eaton be appointed Moderator. Unanimous 
vote. 

Mr. Eaton was duly qualified by the Town Clerk. 

ARTICLE 1 

To act upon the reports of Town Officers as published. 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That the reports of the Town Officers as published be laid 
upon the table. 

ARTICLE 2 

To choose all Town Officers not required to be chosen by ballot. 

On motion by Mr. Marshall. 

Voted: That a committee of five be appointed to bring in nominations 
for Town Officers not required to be chosen by ballot. 

ARTICLE 3 

To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 1937, 
and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, and to renew 
any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one year in 
accordance with Section 17, Chapter 44, General Laws. 

On motion by Mr, demons. 

Voted: That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 
be and hereby is authorized to borrow money from time to time in antici- 
pation of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 1937, 
and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, and to 
renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one 
year in accordance with Section 17, Chapter 44, General Laws. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 17 

ARTICLE 10 

To see if the town will raise and appropriate money to be used in 
WPA projects for supervision, trucking, materials, office supplies, etc. 

On motion by Mr. White. 

Voted: That Article 10 be taken up. Unanimous vote. 

A motion by Finance Committee, to indefinitely postpone was lost. 

On motion by Mr. White. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $10,000, to be 
used in WPA projects, for supervision, trucking, materials, office supplies, 
etc. 

ARTICLE 11 

To see what amount of money the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate for the remodeling of the old high school and grounds at the corner 
of Lafayette and Common Streets, and authorize the Selectmen to expend 
such amount under their direction therefor, provided a Federal Project 
is approved therefor. 

On motion by Mr. Evans. 

Voted: That Article 11 be taken up. Unanimous vote. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $17,000.00 to 
carry out the purposes of Article 11, and authorize the Selectmen to ex- 
pend such sum for such purposes, provided a Federal project is approved 
therefor. 

ARTICLES 16, 17, 18, AND 26 
Article 16. To hear and act upon a report of the Board of Selectmen 
laying out a town way under the Betterment Act in substantially the 
location of the private way known as Central Street running easterly 
from 190 Main Street approximately 350 feet, and raise and appropriate 
money for the construction thereof. 

Article 17. To hear and act upon a report of the Board of Selectmen 
laying out as a town way under the Betterment Act in substantially the 
location of the private way known as Converse Street, from the westerly 
terminus of Converse Street, a Public Way, and being extension thereof, 
to the Stoneham line and raise and appropriate money for the construc- 
tion thereof. 

Article 18. To hear and act upon a report of the Board of Selectmen 
laying out a town way under the Betterment Act in substantially the 
location of the private way known as Gladstone Street running from 
Crystal Street to Myrtle Avenue and raise and appropriate money for the 
construction thereof. 

Article 26. To see what sum or sums of money the town will raise, 
appropriate and borrow: 



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For the original construction of public ways or the extension or 
widening thereof, including land damages and the cost of pavement and 
sidewalks laid at the time of said construction or for the construction of 
stone, block, brick or other pavement of similar lasting character, under 
specifications approved by the Department of Public Works, and authorize 
the issue of notes or bonds therefor. 

On motion by Mr. Evans as amended by Mr. Jordan. 

Voted: That Articles 16, 17, 18 and 26, be taken up. 

A motion by Finance Committee to indefinitely postpone the four 
articles was lost. 

ARTICLE 26 

On motion by Mr. Evans. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $5,300.00 for 
the purposes set forth in this Article, namely: For the original construc- 
tion of public ways or the extension or widening thereof, including land 
damages and the cost of pavement and sidewalks laid at the time of 
said construction, or for the construction of stone, block, brick or other 
pavement of similar lasting character, under specifications approved by 
the Department of Public Works, and authorize the issue of notes or 
bonds therefor to the amount of $20,000.00 payable in or within ten years 
in equal annual payments; all in connection with WPA projects so far 
as possible. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Appointments by Moderator 
Orvil W. Smith, Arthur M. Moore, Orrin J. Hale, Edwin L. Nute, 
William R. Lindsay. 

ARTICLE 16 

On motion by Mr. Evans. 

Voted: That the town accept and allow a report of the Board of 
Selectmen laying out a town way in substantially the location of the 
private way known as Central Street, all as shown on a plan filed with 
the Town Clerk with said report. The street to be laid out under the 
law authorizing Betterments. 

The cost of construction of said street to be taken from the proceeds 
of the bond issue, voted under Article 26. 

ARTICLE 17 

On motion by Mr. Evans. 

Voted: That the town accept and allow a report of the Board of 
Selectmen laying out a town way in substantially the location of the 
private way known as Converse Street, all as shown on a plan filed with 
the Town Clerk with said report. The street to be laid out under the 
law authorizing Betterments. 

The cost of construction of said street to be taken from the proceeds 
of the bond issue, voted under Article 26. 



REPORT OP TOWN CLERK 19 



ARTICLE 18 

On motion by Mr. Evans. 

Voted: That the town accept and allow a report of the Board of 
Selectmen laying out a town way in substantially the location of the 
private way known as Gladstone Street, all as shown on a plan filed with 
the Town Clerk with said report. The street to be laid out under the 
law authorizing Betterments. 

The cost of construction of said street to be taken from the proceeds 
of the bond issue, voted under Article 26. 

ARTICLE 4 

To see if the town will vote to authorize various departments to 
purchase new equipment at net costs not exceeding amounts specified 
below, exchanging similar equipment therefor, where now owned, the 
net cost of such new equipment to be expended from the appropriations 
voted for such departments. 

Legal Department 

1 Bookcase $ 50.00 

Police Department 

1 Automobile $ 480.00 

1 Radio Transmitter 635.00 

1 Radio Receiving Set 250.00 

$ 1,365.00 



Fire Department 

1 Pumping Engine $ 11,500.00 

500 feet new Hose 225.00 



$ 11,725.00 



Highway Department 

2 Stone Spreaders $ 700.00 

1 Cement Mixer 1,450.00 

1 Cletrac and Plow 1,800.00 

1 Commercial Truck 600.00 

1 Second-hand Automobile 300.00 

1 Plow for Mack Truck 300.00 



$ 5,150.00 



Sealer Weights and Measures Department 

1 Meter Testing Outfit 260.00 

School Department 

1 Power Mower $ 420.00 

Exchange of 19 Typewriters 807.50 

1 Air Pump 175.00 

2 Piling Cabinets 90.00 

$ 1,492.50 



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Recreation Commission 

6 Swings $ 123.40 

2 Slides 141.00 

4 See-Saws 72.65 

Freight on Equipment 30.00 



$ 367.05 



Cemetery Department 

1 Power Mower 225.00 

Water and Sewer Department 

1 Automobile $ 550.00 

1 Typewriter 93.00 

1 Sealing Machine 45.00 

$ 688.00 



Welfare Department 

2 Typewriter Desks $ 57.50 

2 Typewriter Chairs 13.00 

9 Chairs 34.25 

1 Typewriter 55.00 

1 Cabinet Safe 75.00 

1 Addressograph ' 75.00 



$ 309.75 



Motion by Finance Committee. 



That the town authorize various departments to purchase new equip- 
ment at net cost not exceeding the amount specified below, exchanging 
similar equipment therefor where now owned. The net cost of such 
equipment to be taken from the appropriation voted for such depart- 
ments as follows: 

Legal Department 

1 Bookcase $ 50.00 

Police Department 

1 Automobile $ 480.00 

1 Radio Transmitter 635.00 

1 Radio Receiving Set 250.00 

$ 1,365.00 

Fire Department 

500 feet new Hose 225.00 

Highway Department 

1 Stone Spreader $ 350.00 

1 Cement Mixer 1,000,00 

1 Cletrac and Plow 1,800.00 

1 Commercial Truck 600.00 

1 Second-hand Automobile 300.00 

1 Plow for Mack Truck 300.00 

$ 4,350.00 



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21 



Sealer Weights and Measures Department 

1 Meter Testing Outfit 
School Department 

1 Power Mower 
Exchange of 19 Typewriters 

1 Air Pump 

2 Filing Cabinets 



360.00 

807.50 

175.00 

90.00 



260.00 



$ 1,432.50 



Cemetery Department 


1 Power Mower 


Water and Sewer Department 


1 Automobile 


1 Typewriter 


1 Sealing Machine 


Welfare Department 


2 Typewriter Desks 


2 Typewriter Chairs 


9 Chairs 


1 Typewriter 


1 Cabinet Safe 


1 Addressograph 



550.00 
93.00 
45.00 



57.50 
13.00 
34.25 
55.00 
75.00 
75.00 



225.00 



$ 688.00 



$ 309.75 



Amendment by Mr. Sullivan that the Recreation Committee be 
authorized to purchase equipment as follows: 

6 Swings $ 123.40 

2 Slides 141.00 

4 See- Saws 72.65 

Freight on Same 30.00 

$ 367.05 



Amendment carried and original motion as amended was then voted. 



ARTICLE 5 
To determine how much money the town will raise and appropriate 
for General Government, Protection of Persons and Property, Health and 
Sanitation, Highways, Charities and Soldiers' Benefits, Education, Recre- 
ation, and Unclassified, Public Service Enterprises, Interest and Maturing 
Debt, specifying what appropriatiofis shall be taken from the receipts 
of a department. 

On motion by Finance Committee as amended by Mr. Blanchard. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $30,102.50 
to be apportioned as follows: 



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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 




Moderator 


$ 22.50 


Selectmen's Department 




Salaries of Board 


450.00 


Department Expenses 


1,490.00 


Accounting Department 


3,345.00 


Treasurer's Department 




Salary of Treasurer 


900.00 


Department Expenses 


1,900.00 


Collector's Department 




Salary of Collector 


1,595.00 


Department Expenses 


3,330.00 


Assessors' Department 




Salaries of Assessors 


2,610.00 


Department Expenses 


4,650.00 


Legal Department 


1,750.00 


Town Clerk's Department 




Salary of Clerk 


450.00 


Department Expenses 


800.00 


Vital Statistics 


75.00 


Election and Registration 


1,200.00 


Town Hall 


5,535.00 



Protection of Persons and Property 

On motion by Finance Committee. - 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $92,190.00 to 
be apportioned as follows: 

Police Department $ 36,000.00 

Fire Department 35,525.00 

Hydrant Rental 8,825.00 

Moth Department 6,500.00 

Inspector of Buildings 900.00 

Inspector of Buildings — Use of Auto 150.00 

Sealer Weights and Measures 1,060.00 

Dog Officer 540.00 

Animal Inspector 270.00 

Compensation Account 2,000.00 

Forest Warden 150.00 

Wire Inspector 270.00 



Health and Sanitation 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $23,330.00 to 
be apportioned as follows: 
Health Department 

Salaries of Board $ 270.00 





REPORT 


OF 


TOWN 


CLERK 




23 




Department Expenses 








8,500.00 






Unpaid Bills 








63.00 






Collection of Garbage 








4,800.00 






Care of Dumps 








1,000.00 






Sewer Maintenance 








6,800.00 






Sewer Connections 








1,900.00 








Hig^hways 









On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $55,000.00 for 
Highways. 

Charities and Soldiers' Benefits 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $138,910.13 to 
be apportioned as follows: 

Welfare Department 

Salaries of Board $ 450.00 

Outside Relief 60,000.00 

Old Age Assistance 32,900.00 

Old Age Assistance Administration 2,300.00 

Outside Relief, Unpaid Bills 11,303.09 

Infirmary 8,000.00 

Infirmary Unpaid Bills 441.24 

Military Aid 1,500.00 

State Aid 1,500.00 

Soldiers' Relief 20,000.00 

Soldiers' Relief Unpaid Bills 115.80 

Soldiers' Relief Agent 360.00 

Soldiers' Relief Agent Expenses 40.00 

Education 

Motion by Finance Committee. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $281,700.00 to be 
apportioned as follows: 

School Department $259,500.00 

Trade School ' 3,900.00 

Library Department 18,300.00 

Amendment by Mr. AUman. 

That the appropriation for School Department be increased in the 
sum of $4,500.00, so as to read $264,000.00. 

Amendment carried and original motion as amended was then voted. 



24 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Recreation and Unclassified 

Motion by Finance Committee. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $50,732.00 to be 
apportioned as follows: 

Park and Cemetery Department 

Salaries of Board $ 180.00 

Department Expenses 4,225.00 

Cemetery Department 2,800.00 

Miscellaneous 577.00 

Recreation Commission 850.00 

Planning Board 50.00 

Board of Appeal 50.00 

Lake Quannapowitt 600.00 

Fire Alarm, Police Signal, Traffic Lights 2,500.00 

Street Lights 18,000.00 

Fire Insurance 4,200.00 

Rifle Range, Company E 550.00 

Rifle Range, Medical Co. 150.00 

Reserve Fund 1,000.00 

and that $19,000.00 be transferred from the Overlay Surplus Account 

to the Reserve Fund. 

Amendment by Mr. Sullivan, 

That the amount of the Recreation Commission appropriation be 
increased in the sum of $617.05, making that appropriation $1,467.05. 

Amendment by Mr. Evans. 

That the amount of the Reserve Fund be increased in the sum of 
$3,000.00, making a total for the Reserve Fund $4,000.00. 

Amendment of Mr. Evans was voted in the affirmative. 

Amendment of Mr. Sullivan was voted in the affirmative. Original 
motion as amended was then voted. 

On motion by Mr. Jordan. 

Voted: That this meeting stand adjourned to Thursday evening, 
March 11, at 7.30 o'clock, P.M. 

Adjourned at 10.20 o'clock. Attendance 500. 



ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING, MARCH 11, 1937 

Meeting called to order at 7.30 o'clock P.M., by Moderator Eaton, 
Article 5 being in order. 

On motion by Mr. Young. 

Voted: To amend the appropriation made for the Moth Department, 
by increasing that appropriation in the sum of $1,000.00, making the 
total appropriation $7,500.00 in place of $6,500.00. "Yes" 103, "No" 90. 



REPORT OP TOWN CLERK 25 



Public Service Enterprises 

Water Department 
On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $90,000.00 to 
be apportioned as follows: 

Salaries of Board $ 270.00 

Department Expenses 53,553.75 

Water Bonds 31,000.00 

Water Interest 5,176.25 

Interest and Maturing Debt 
On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $92,496.99 to 
be apportioned as follows: 

Interest $ 19,000.00 

Maturing Debt 73,496.99 

Light Department 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town appropriate the sum of $270.00 for salaries of 
the Light Commissioners, to be taken from the receipts of the Department, 
and the balance of the receipts of the Department be appropriated for 
the use of the Department, provided however, that if the income from said 
Department shall exceed the expenses of the Department for said fiscal 
year, the use of said excess in whole, or in part, be determined by the 
1938 Annual Town Meeting. 



ARTICLE 26 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That Article 26 be taken up. Unanimous vote. 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That all action taken under Article 26 at the town meeting of 
March 8, be reconsidered. Unanimous vote. 
On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $5,500.00 for 
the purposes set forth in this Article, namely: For the original construc- 
tion of public ways or the extension or widening thereof, including land 
damages and the cost of pavement and sidewalks laid at the time of said 
construction, or for the construction of stone, block, brick, or other 
pavement of similar lasting character, under specifications approved by 
the Department of Public Works, and authorize the issue of notes or bonds 
therefor to the amount of $20,000.00, payable in or within 10 years in 
equal annual payments; all in connection with WPA projects so far as 
possible. Unanimous vote. 



26 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



ARTICLE 6 

To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money 
for the improvement of Vernon Street; said money to be used in con- 
junction with any money which may be alloted by the state or county, 
or both, for this purpose; or take any other action in relation thereto. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate $7,500 to carry out the 
purposes of Article 6, only such portion thereof to be expended as may 
be equal to one-half the sum provided by the state and county together 
for the same purpose. 

ARTICLE 7 

To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money 
for the improvement of Salem Street; said money to be used in con- 
junction with any money which may be allotted by the state or county, 
or both, for this purpose; or take any other action in relation thereto. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate $1,150.00 to carry out the 
purposes of Article 7, only such portion thereof to be expended as may 
be equal to one-half the sum provided by the state and county together 
for the same purpose. 

ARTICLE 8 

To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money 
for the maintenance of various streets; built under Chapter 90, General 
Laws, Ter. Ed., said money to be used in conjunction with any money 
which may be allotted by the State or County, or both, for this purpose; 
or take any other action in relation thereto. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate $2,000.00 to carry out the 
purposes of Article 8, only such portion thereof to be expended as may 
be equal to one-half the sum provided by the state and county together 
for the same purpose. 

ARTICLE 9 

To see if the town will vote to purchase for Highway Department 
purposes a lot of land on North Avenue adjoining the land now used by 
said department, said lot being bounded and described as follows: South- 
westerly by North Avenue, 130 feet; Southeasterly by land of the American 
Reed and Fibre Furniture Co., 257.52 feet; Northwesterly by land now or 
formerly of Alice Burditt, 120 feet and more; Westerly by land of the 
town, 180.59 feet, and raise and appropriate a sufficient sum therefor. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $2,507.50 to 
carry out the purposes of Article 9. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 27 



ARTICLE 12 

To see if the town will vote to appropriate the fund known as the 
Surplus War Bonus Fund now in the treasury, together with all interest 
remaining thereon from investment up to January 1, 1937, in payment of 
maturing town indebtedness in the year 1937. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town appropriate the fund known as the Surplus 
War Bonus Fund now in the treasury, together with all interest remaining 
thereon from investment up to January 1, 1937, for payment of Maturing 
Town Indebtedness for the year 1937. 

ARTICLE 13 

To see if the town will raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of money 
for the payment to Antonio Muccio on account of injuries sustained, as 
authorized by Chapter 313, of the Acts of 1936. 

A motion by Finance Committee to indefinitely postpone was lost. 
"Yes" 65, "No" 185. 

On motion by Mr. Frankel. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $3,000.00 for 
the payment to Antonio Muccio on account of injuries sustained, as author- 
ized by Chapter 313, of the Acts of 1936. 

ARTICLE 14 

To raise and appropriate sufficient money to pay pension for a period 
commencing March 1, 1937, and ending February 28, 1938, to ex-Officer 
Frank H. Robinson, under authority of Chapter 103, Acts of 1936, ahd 
provide for the payment thereof by any legal method. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $985.50 to carry 
out the purposes of Article 14, 

ARTICLE 15 

To see if the town will appropriate a sum sufficient to pay the County 
of Middlesex as required by law on account of assessments levied on the 
town for its share of the principal of the Middlesex County Tuberculosis 
Hospital Funding Loan, Act of 1932 bonds maturing in 1937, issued In 
compliance with Chapter 10, Acts of 1932, also for any other indebtedness 
incurred and outstanding under said Chapter 10, also for the town's share 
of the cost and interest on said bonds due in 19-37, also for the care, main- 
tenance, and repair of said hospital for 1936, and including interest on 
temporary notes issued therefor in accordance with sections of Chapter 
111 of the General Laws applicable thereto, and for all other expenses 
in connection therewith, determine how^ the money shall be raised, or in 
any way act thereon. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of ,$9,120.16 to 
carry out the purposes of Article 15. 



28 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

ARTICLE 19 

To hear and act upon a report of the Board of Selectmen re-locating 
and altering a public way known as Spring Street, between Greenwood 
Street and Myrtle Avenue, and raise and appropriate money necessary to 
carry out the purposes of this article. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the subject matter of this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

ARTICLE 20 

To see if the town will authorize the Water and Sewerage Board to 
construct a sewer in Western Avenue (a private way) from Elm Street 
westerly, approximately 300 feet; and raise and appropriate a sufficient 
sum of money therefor. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the Water and Sewerage Board be authorized to construct 
a sewer in Western Avenue as proposed under Article 20 and that the town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $969.20 therefor. 

ARTICLE 21 

To see if the town will authorize the Water and Sewerage Board to 
construct a sewer in Charles Street from Main Street to Birch Hill 
Avenue approximately 900 feet; and raise and appropriate a sufficient sum 
of money therefor, or authorize the Treasurer with the appproval of the 
Selectmen to borrow and issue notes or bonds therefor. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the Water and Sewerage Board be authorized to construct 
a sewer in Charles Street as proposed under Article 21 and that the town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $5,873.50 therefor. 

ARTICLE 22 
To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $22.00 
to refund to Albert F. Simpson, 328 Salem Street, over assessment for side- 
walk work. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $22.00 to carry 
out the purposes of Article 22. 

ARTICLE 23 

To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of $105.00 to 

be apportioned as follows: 

To Herbert and Evelyn Murkland $20.00 

To Margaret A. Tyler 10.00 

To Eastern Massachusetts Electric Co. 50.00 

To Albert Simpson 25.00 

to cover damages awarded to the aforesaid and assessed upon the Town of 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 29 



Wakefield by decree of the County Commissioners dated September 22, 1936. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $105.00 to carry 
out the purposes of Article 23. 

ARTICLE 24 

To see if the town will accept a gift of a parcel of land, as shown on 
the Assessors' Plans, Plat 10, Lot 70, and containing 22,636 square feet, 
bounded on the northwest, west, and south by Crystal Lake and on the 
east by land of the Boston and Maine Railroad. 

On motion by Finance Committee, it was unanimously Voted: That 
the town accept as a gift the parcel of land described in Article 24, and 
that the Town Clerk be directed to express the gratitude of the town to 
the donor, John J. Round, for this gift. 

ARTICLE 25 

To see if the town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to take by 
eminent domain for park purposes under Chapter 79 of the General Laws, 
Ter. Ed., lots 64 to 67 inclusive, 69 to 85 inclusive, 88 to 132 inclusive, as 
shown on Plat 35 of the Assessors' plans together with the land included 
in the private ways shown on said Plat 35, and all shown enclosed by a 
heavy dark line shown on plan filed with the Town Clerk. Said lots and 
land being bounded by a line shown as aforesaid, and commencing at about 
the northeast corner of the playground at Greenwood, thence by said 
line by many courses, northeasterly to a point about 128 feet from Oak 
Street nearly opposite a private way known as Holland Road; thence 
southerly by Lots 25 and 58 and across a paper private way to the north 
line thereof; thence easterly by said line to the easterly line of Melrose 
Avenue, to Lot 96; thence northerly by the easterly line of Melrose Avenue 
and Short Street to the northeasterly corner of Lot 89; thence south- 
easterly by said line and by Lot 89 to Lot 88; thence northwesterly by Lot 
88 and said line to Oak Avenue; thence southeasterly by said line and the 
southwesterly line of Oak Avenue; thence northeasterly across the end of 
Oak Avenue to said line and Lot 22 ; thence more northeasterly by said line 
and the southeasterly line of Achorn Avenue, to the northeasterly corner 
of Lot 125; thence southeasterly by said hne by Lots 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 
130, 131, 132 to an acute angle; thence westerly by said line and Lots 132, 
121, 119, 118, 117, 116, 115, 85 and 84, to said playground; thence north- 
westerly by said line and playground about 10 feet by a part of Lot 81, to 
the point of beginning; and raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of money 
therefor. Said lots are all supposed to be held under tax titles owned by 
the town. 

A motion by Finance Committee to indefinitely postpone was 
withdrawn. 

Voted: That a committee of three be appointed to consider the subject 
matter of Article 25, and report at a future town meeting. 



30 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



ARTICLE 27 

To see if the town will vote to sell to Harris Chickles and George 
Scarononzos a triangular lot of land on Wakefield Avenue, bounded 
easterly by Wakefield Avenue 61.60 feet, southerly by land of Town of 
Wakefield 19.17 feet, and westerly by other land of said Chickles and 
Scarononzos 62.05 feet; total area 585 square feet, as shown on plan by 
Harry H. Denning, C. E., dated January 30, 1937, and fix the price therefor. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to sell to Harris 
Chickles and George Scarononzos for a nominal consideration, the land 
described in Article 27. 

ARTICLE 28 

To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of $850 to be 
expended by: 

Wakefield Post No. 2106, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Corp. Charles F. 
Parker Camp No. 39, United Spanish War Veterans; Corp. Harry E. Nelson 
Post No. 63, American Legion; H. M. Warren Post No. 12, G. A. R.; for the 
proper observance of Memorial Day, May 30, 1937. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $650.00 to carry 
out the purposes of Article 28. 

ARTICLE 29 

To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of $200.00 to 
cover part of the expense of rent of quarters for Corp. Charles F. Parker 
Camp No. 39, United Spanish War Veterans. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $200.00 to carry 
out the purposes of Article 29. 

ARTICLE 30 

To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of S500.00 for 
nursing, the same to be expended under the direction of the Selectmen, 
as salary to the nurse employed by the Wakefield Visiting Nurse Asso- 
ciation, in aid of its nursing work among the people of Wakefield. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $500.00 to carry 
out the purposes of Article 30. 

ARTICLE 31 
To see if the town will vote to return to the Town Treasury the sum 
of $27,697.57 (which is the net profit of the department) this sum being 
part of the balance of the Operating Fund of the Municipal Light De- 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 31 



partment as of December 31, 1936, and to authorize the Assessors to use 
the same in computing the tax rate for 1937; also, to see if the town will 
authorize the Municipal Light Department to transfer the sum of $6,789.27 
from .its Operating Fund to its Construction Fund, this sum being the 
remainder of the balance of its Operating Fund as of December 31, 1936. 

On motion by Finance Committee, 

Vated: That $27,697.57 of the cash balance in the Operating Account 
of the Municipal Light Department, December 31, 1936, be returned to the 
Town Treasury and the Assessors be hereby authorized to use the same 
in computing the Tax Rate for 1937, and authorize the Municipal Light 
Department to transfer from its Operating Account $6,789.27 to its Con- 
struction Account, the same being the remainder of the balance in the 
Operating Account as of December 31, 1936. 

ARTICLE 32 

To see if the town will vote that the income from the sales of gas 
and electricity to private consumers, for gas and electricity supplied to 
municipal buildings and for municipal power and street lighting, and from 
sales of appliances and jobbing during the current fiscal year, be appro- 
priated for the Municipal Lighting Plant, the whole to be expended by 
the manager of the Municipal Lighting Plant under the direction of the 
Municipal Light Board for the expense of the plant for said fiscal year, as 
defined in Section 57 of Chapter 164 of the General Laws, and that, if 
said income shall exceed said expenses for said fiscal year, that the use of 
such excess, in whole or in part, be determined by the 1938 Annual Town 
Meeting. ^ 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the subject matter of Article 32 be indefinitely postponed. 

ARTICLE 33 

To see if the town will vote to place curb stones on Main Street at all 
places where there are now no curbs — the curbing to begin at a point 
opposite the southern boundary of the High School lot and extending to 
the Melrose line on both sides of the street and to raise and appropriate 
sufficient money to pay for them, and authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to take any action, which in their judgment may be advisable, to carry 
out the purpose of this Article either by the Highway Department or by 
co-operation with any department of the Federal Government. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the subject matter of Article 33 be indefinitely postponed. 

ARTICLE 2 

Moderator appointed the following committee under Article 2: Harry 
Marshall, Eugene J. Sullivan, Patrick H. Tenney, Orrin J. Hale, Harry A. 
Simonds. 



32 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

ARTICLE 25 

Moderator appointed the following committee under Article 25: John 
J. Round, Dr. Charles E. Montague, William H. Allyn. 

ARTICLE 34 

To see if the town will authorize the Board of Public Welfare to appoint 
any member thereof as their Agent, and vote to fix the compensation of 
the same. 

A motion by Finance Committee to indefinitely postpone was lost. 
"Yes" 87, "No" 109. 

On motion by Mr. Frankel as amended by Mr. Hogan. 

Voted: That the town authorize the Board of Public Welfare to appoint 
any member thereof as its agent and fix the compensation for such agent 
at $1,500.00. 

ARTICLE 35 

To see if the town will authorize or ratify a contract for the employ- 
ment by the Welfare Board and Bureau of Old Age Assistance to employ 
Frank B. Gladwin as supervisor and visitor of Old Age Assistance. 

A motion by Finance Committee to indefinitely postpone was lost. 
"Yes" 83, "No" 119. 

On motion by Mr. Hogan. 

Voted: That the town ratify a contract for the employment by the 
Board of Public Welfare and Bureau of Old Age Assistance to employ 
Frank B. Gladwin as Supervisor and Visitor of Old Age Assistance. 

ARTICLE 36 

To see if the town will return the barn and outer buildings at the 
Infirmary to the jurisdiction of the Welfare Department. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the subject matter of this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

ARTICLES 37 AND 38 

To see what action the town will take relative to exchanging land 
and releasing rights of way with Albert C. Murray and Sophie Murray, 
which land and ways are adjacent to other land of said Murrays, the 
Greenwood Playground and High Street. 

To see if the town will take by right of eminent domain a piece of land 
fronting on High Street, approximately 42 feet long on said High Street, and 
about 241/2 feet in width, said land being the property of Albert C. and Sophie 
Murray and bounded on the south by land taxed to Nina H. McGovern 
on the east by the Greenwood Playground, said land when taken to leave 
Mr. Murray's lot with its southern boundary straight and provide a clear 
entrance to the Greenwood Playground, and raise and appropriate -money 
to pay for it. 



REPORT OP TOWN CLERK 33 

On motion by Mr. demons. ' 

Voted: That Articles 37 and 38 be acted upon jointly. 

Motion by Finance Committee that both Articles be indefinitely post- 
poned was lost. 

Motion by Mr. Round. 

That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $75.00 to carry out 
the purposes of the Articles. 

Motion by Mr. Young. 

That the subject matter of these Articles be referred to a committee, 
consisting of the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Mr. Young's motion taking precedence was put to vote and carried in 
the afiBrmative. 

ARTICLE 2 

On motion by Mr. Marshall. 

Voted: That Article 2 be taken up. 

Mr. Marshall reported for the committee and placed in nomination 
the following: 

Field Drivers 

Carrol Robie, George A. Bennett, Harry I. Peck. 

Fence Viewers 

Augustus Baxter, Dennis F. Regan, Luther M. Howe. 

Surveyors of Lumber 

William E. Knox, Henry A. Feindel, Edward G. Bowditch, Ernest E. 
Prescott, Larkin E. Bennett, Harry Mcintosh and Myron Wing. 

Planning Board 

Edward M. Bridge. 

Recreation Committee 

Eugene J. Sullivan, George F. Gardner, William Dill, Elizabeth Neary, 
Edmund W. Sliney, Dorothy Schlotterbeck, Orrin J. Hale. 

No other nominations being made, the Clerk was instructed to cast 
one ballot for above-named^ and they were declared elected to their re- 
spective offices. 

ARTICLE 39 

To see if the town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to make 
repairs on the exterior of the Town Hall and raise and appropriate a 
sufBcient sum of money therefor. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $6,000.00 to 
carry out the purposes of Article 39. 



34 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

ARTICLE 40 

To see if the town will vote to authorize the Treasurer with the ap- 
proval of the Selectmen to borrow for ordinary maintenance expenses of 
the town and for Revenue Loans, the sum of $96,381.67, or the am.ount of 
the Tax Titles taken and held by the town, or a lesser sum, and to issue 
a note or notes of the town therefor, in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 49 of the Acts of 1933, as most recently amended by Chapter 281 
of the Acts of 1936 and to authorize the Assessors to use said sum for the 
purpose of the reduction of the 1937 Tax Levy or take any action relative 
thereto. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the subject matter of this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

ARTICLE 41 

To see if the town will amend the Zoning By-Laws, by changing that 
part of the Single Residence District lying 200 feet easterly from the east- 
erly side of Main Street from the center line of Salem Street northerly to 
the center line of Cordis Street to a General Residence District. 

Mr. Lee reported for the Planning Board and moved indefinite post- 
ponement which was voted. 

ARTICLE 42 

To see if the town will vote to change the Zoning By-Law by inserting 
in Section 2 under special cases (b) after the word cemetery, the words, 
"Public Recreational use as a Private Business". 

Mr. Lee reported for the Planning Board and moved indefinite post- 
ponement which was voted. 

ARTICLE 1 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That Article 1 be taken up. 

Voted: That the report of the Town Officers as printed be accepted. 

ARTICLE 43 

To see if the town will amend the Zoning By-Laws by adding to 
Section 3, General Residence Districts, the following paragraph: 

Special Case. e. Any dwelling existing in the year 1936 which has ten 
or more rooms above the basement or cellar may be altered into a tenement 
house provided the requirements of the tenement house act are complied 
with. 

Mr. Lee reported for the Planning Board that a hearing had been held. 

Voted: That the town amend its Zoning By-Laws by adding to Section 
3, General Residence Districts, the following paragraph: 

Special Case. e. Any dwelling existing in the year 1936 which has ten 
or more rooms above the basement or cellar may be altered into a tenement 
house provided the requirements of the tenement house act are complied 
with. Unanimous vote. 



REPORT OP TOWN CLERK 35 

ARTICLE 44 

To hear and act upon the report of the committee appointed to study 
the Tenement House Act and its effect on the Town of Wakefield, said 
committee having been appointed under Article 37 of the Annual Warrant 
for 1936. 

Mr. Whitney reported for the committee. 

Voted: That the report be accepted and adopted. 

ARTICLE 45 

To see if the town will amend Chapter 11 of the Building Laws of the 
town, adopted April 16, 1928, and April 1, 1929, by adding at the end, a 
new section, as follows: 

Section XIX — Whoever violates any of the provisions of Chapter 11 
of the Building Laws, adopted April 16, 1928, and April 1, 1929, shall be 
punished by a fine not exceeding $100.00. 

On motion by Mr. Whitney. 

Voted: That the town amend Chapter 11 of the Building Laws adopted 
April 16, 1928, and April 1, 1929, by adding at the end, a new section, as 
follows : 

Section XIX — Whoever violates any of the provisions of Chapter 11 
of the Building Laws, adopted April 16, 1928, and April 1, 1929, shall be 
punished by a fine not exceeding $100.00. Unanimous vote. 

On motion by Mr. Wakefield. 

Voted: That this meeting be now dissolved. 

Adjourned at 10.45 o'clock. Attendance 350. 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, APRIL 29, 1937 

Meeting called to order at 7.45 o'clock P.M., by Moderator O'Connell, 
who read the call for the meeting. 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That further reading of the warrant be waived, with the 
exception of the Constable's Return. Constable's Return read. 

ARTICLE 1 

To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sufficient sum 
of money to provide funds for the Contributory Retirement System author- 
ized under Chapter 318, Acts of 1936, accepted by vote of the town, 
November 3, 1936, and effective July 1, 1937, and for administrative ex- 
penses incidental thereto. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town raise and appropriate the sum of $4,500.00 to 
provide funds for the Contributory Retirement System for the period from 
July 1, 1937, to December 31, 1937, and raise and appropriate the sum of 
$500.00 for administrative expenses incidental thereto. 



36 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

ARTICLE 2 

To see if the town will authorize the Water and Sewerage Board to 
construct a sewer in Birch Hill Avenue from Nahant Street southerly, 
approximately 260 feet; and raise and appropriate a sufficient sum of 
money therefor. 

Motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the Water and Sewerage Board be authorized to construct 
a sewer in Birch Hill Avenue as proposed under Article 2 and that the town 
raise and appropriate the sum of $1,300.00 therefor. 

ARTICLE 3 

To see if the town will authorize a lease to be executed on behalf of 
the Town by the Water and Sewerage Board of the so-called Hackett 
property off North Avenue, and bordering on Lake Quannapowitt, to the 
Sea Scouts. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

That the Water and Sewerage Board be authorized to execute a lease 
on behalf of the town, for a period not exceeding one year, of the so- 
called "Hackett" property as described in Article 3 to the Sea Scouts. 

Amendment by Mr. demons. 

That lease be executed by some responsible person on behalf of the 
Sea Scouts. 

Amendment accepted and original motion as amended was then voted. 

ARTICLE 4 
To hear and act upon a report of the Board of Selectmen laying out 
a town way under the Betterment Act in substantially the location of 
the private way known as Eastern Avenue running from Court Street to 
Vernon Street, and raise and appropriate money for the construction 
thereof. 

On motion by Mr. Blanchard. 

Voted: That the town accept and allow a report of the Board of Select- 
men laying out a town way in substantially the location of the private way 
known as Eastern Avenue, all as shown on a plan filed with the Town Clerk 
with said report. The street to be laid out under the law authorizing 
Betterments. The cost of construction of said street to be taken from the 
proceeds of the Bond Issue authorized under Article 26 of the Annual Town 
Meeting of 1937. 

ARTICLE 5 

To hear and act upon a report of the committee appointed under 
Articles 37 and 38 of the Warrant for the Annual Meeting of 1937, relative 
to releasing rights of way and taking or purchasing land of Albert C. and 
Sophie Murray under the following Articles: 



REPORT OP TOWN CLERK 37 



To see what action the town will take relative to exchanging land and 
releasing rights of way with Albert C. Murray and Sophie Murray, which 
land and ways are adjacent to other land of said Murrays, the Green- 
wood Playground and High Street. 

To see if the town will take by right of eminent domain a piece of land 
fronting on High Street, approximately 42 feet long on said High Street, and 
about 24% feet in width, said land being the property of Albert C. and 
Sophie Murray, and bounded on the south by land taxed to Nina H. Mc- 
Govern, on the east by the Greenwood Playground, said land when taken 
to leave Mr. Murray's lot with its southern boundary straight and provide 
a clear entrance to the Greenwood Playground, and raise and appropriate 
money to pay for it. 

Mr. Blanchard reported for the committee. 

A motion by Mr. Round that the report be accepted was withdrawn. 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That the report of the committee be laid upon the table, until 
the report of the Finance Committee be heard. 

Finance Committee reported as follows: 

That the town take for park purposes by right of eminent domain 
under Chapter 80A of the General Laws, Tercentenary Edition, a piece 
of land fronting on High Street, approximately 42 feet long on said High 
Street, and about 24^2 feet in width, said land being the property of Albert 
C. and Sophie Murray, and bounded on the south by land taxed to Nina 
H. McGovern, on the east by the Greenwood Playground, said land when 
taken to leave Mr. Murray's lot with its southern boundary straight and 
provide a clear entrance to the Greenwood Playground. 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That the committee report be taken from the table. 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That the entire matter be referred back to the same committee, 
to report at a future town meeting. 

ARTICLE 6 

To hear and act upon a report of the committee appointed under 
Article 25 of the Warrant of the Annual Town Meeting of 1937, and to see 
if the town will authorize and request the Town Treasurer and Tax Col- 
lector to foreclose the Town Tax Titles, described in "Article 25 of the 
warrant for the Annual Town Meeting of 1937, and raise and appropriate 
a sum of money therefor. 

Mr. Round reported verbally for the committee. 

On motion by Finance Committee, 

Voted: That the town authorize and request the Town Treasurer and 
Tax Collector to foreclose the Town Tax Titles described in Article 25 of 
the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting of 1937, and raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $150.00 therefor. ^ 



38 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

ARTICLE 7 

To see if the town will raise and appropriate additional money to be 
used in WPA projects for supervision, trucking, materials, office supplies, 
etc. 

Finance Committee moved indefinite postponement and it was so 
voted. 

On motion by Mr. Blanchard. 

Voted: That this meeting be now dissolved. 

Adjourned at 8.30 P.M. Attendance 75. 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, JtTNE 16, 1937 

Meeting called to order at 7.45 o'clock P.M., by Moderator O'Connell, 
who read the call for the meeting. 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That further reading of the warrant be dispensed, with, 
excepting the Constable's Return. 

Constable's Return read. 

ARTICLE 1 

To see if the town will authorize the Water and Sewerage Board to 
construct a sewer in Cordis Street, 624 feet to Main Street, thence south- 
erly in said Main Street to the intersection of Central Street, also in 
Central Street, 491 feet to Main Street, and in Main Street from Central 
Street to the intersection of Sweetser Street, and also to construct and equip 
an underground sewage ejector station opposite Central Street, in land 
between Main Street and Lake Quannapowitt, and also to install and lay 
a force main from said ejector station in Main Street to the gravity sewer 
near Aborn Avenue and appropriate a sufficient sum of money therefor, 
and authorize the Treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen to bor- 
row such money and issue the notes or bonds of the town therefor. 

Finance Committee recommended that the town authorize the Water 
and Sewerage Board to construct a sewer as called for in the Article. 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That the town authorize the Water and Sewerage Board to 
construct a sewer in Cordis Street, 624 feet to Main Street, thence southerly 
in said Main Street to the intersection of Central Street, also in Central 
Street, 491 feet to Main Street, and in Main Street, from Central Street 
to the intersection of Sweetser Street, and also to construct and equip an 
underground sewage ejector station opposite Central Street, in land be- 
tween Main Street, and Lake Quannapowitt and also to install and lay 
a force main from said ejector station in Main Street to the gravity 
sewer near Aborn Avenue, and appropriate the sum of $25,000.00 therefor, 
and that said sum be borrowed and the Town Ti'easurer be, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, authorized to borrow said sum of $25,000.00 and 
issue notes or bonds of the town therefor, said notes or bonds to be payable 
$2,500.00 in each of the years 1938 to 1947 inclusive. Unanimous vote. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 39 

ARTICLE 2 

To see if the town will authorize the Water and Sewerage Board to 
construct a sewer from Lindbergh Road through Crystal Street to Green- 
wood Street, thence through Greenwood Street to Myrtle Avenue, 
thence southerly in Myrtle Avenue, 382 feet; thence easterly through 
land of the Wakefield Savings Bank and land and location of the 
Boston and Maine Railroad to the trunk line outfall sewer, and appro- 
priate a sufficient sum of money therefor, and authorize the Treasurer 
with the approval of the Selectmen to borrow the necessary money 
therefor and issue notes or bonds of the town, and authorize the taking 
by eminent domain or the purchase of any necessary easements or rights 
in lands or locations for said sewers. 

Finance Committee recommended that the town authorize the Water 
and Sewerage Board to construct a sewer as called for in the Article. 

Motion by Mr. demons. 

That the town authorize the Water and Sewerage Board to construct 
a sewer from Lindbergh Road through Crystal Street to Greenwood Street 
thence through Greenwood Street, to Myrtle Avenue, thence southerly in 
Myrtle Avenue, 382 feet; thence easterly through land of the Wakefield 
Savings Bank and land and location of the Boston and Maine Railroad to 
the trunk line outfall sewer, and appropriate the sum of $21,000.00 therefor, 
and that said sum be borrowed and the Town Treasurer be, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, authorized to borrow said sum of $21,000.00 
and issue notes or bonds of the town therefor, said notes or bonds to be 
payable $3,000.00 in the year 1938 and $2,000.00 in each of the years 1939 
to 1947 inclusive, and authorize the taking by eminent domain or the 
purchase of any necessary easements or rights in lands or locations for 
said sewers. 

An amendment by Mr. Yeuell limiting the length of the sewers was lost. 

The main question was then put to vote with the following result: 
Affirmative 114, Negative 15. 

The necessary two-thirds being attained, the vote was declared carried. 



ARTICLE 3 

To hear and act upon a report of the Board of Selectmen laying out a 
town way imder the Betterment Act in substantially the location of the 
private way known as Wilson Avenue running from Preston Street to 
Oakland Street and appropriate money for the construction thereof. 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That the town accept and allow a report of the Selectmen 
laying out a town way in substantially the location of the private way 
known as Wilson Avenue, all as shown on a plan filed with the Town 
Clerk with said report. The street to be laid out u^der the la"# aluthor- 
izing Betterments. 



40 TOWN OP WAKKPIEKD 



ARTICLE 4 

To hear and act upon a report of the Board of Selectmen laying out 
a town way in substantially the location of the private way known as 
Maple Way running from Greenwood Avenue to the Greenwood Park or 
Playground and appropriate money for the construction thereof. 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That the town accept and allow a report of the Selectmen laying 
out a town way in substantially the location of the private way known as 
Maple Way, all as shown on a plan filed with the Town Clerk with said 
report. 

ARTICLE 5 

To hear and act upon a report of the Board of Selectmen altering 
and re-locating Grafton Street and Main Street at their intersection and 
appropriate money for the construction thereof. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the town accept and allow a report of the Board of Se- 
lectmen on altering and re-locating Grafton and Main Streets at their 
intersection, providing no appropriation is called for at this time. The 
plan on such alterations filed with the Town Clerk. 

On motion of Mr. Wakefield. 

Voted: That this meeting be now dissolved. 

Adjourned at 8.35 o'clock P.M. Attendance 160. 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, AUGUST 11, 1937 

Meeting called to order at 7.00 o'clock P.M., by Moderator O'Connell, 
who read the call for the meeting. 

On motion by Mr. demons. 

Voted: That further reading of the warrant, with the exception of 
the Constable's Return, be dispensed with. 

Constable's Return read. 

ARTICLE 1 

To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
purchase a second-hand commercial truck at a net cost not exceeding 
$1090.00, exchanging similar equipment therefor, where now owned, the 
net cost of same to be paid from the Highway Department appropriation 
in the amount of $600.00 and from WPA Funds in the amount of $490.00. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to purchase a 
second-hand commercial truck at a net cost not exceeding $1,090.00, ex- 
changing similar equipment therefor, where now owned, the net cost of 
same to be paid from the Highway Department appropriation in the 
amount of $600.00 "and from WPA Funds in the amount of $490.00. (A 
motion by Mr. Landers to indefinitely postpone was lost.) 



REPORT OP TOWN CLERK 41 

ARTICLE 2 

To hear and act upon a report of the Board of Selectmen laying out 
a town way under the Betterment Act in substantially the location of the 
private way known as Coolidge Park, running northerly from Lowell Street, 
and appropriate money for the construction thereof. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: That the subject matter of this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

ARTICLE 3 

To see if the town will vote to place in charge of the Park and Ceme- 
tery Commissioners, the areas not used for highway purposes at the fol- 
lowing intersections: Prospect, Hopkins and Brook Streets; Salem and 
Vernon Streets; Prospect Street and Bellevue Road; Nahant and Farm 
Streets; Eaton and Crescent Streets; North Avenue and Church Street; 
Franklin and Nahant Streets; Main Street between Richardson and Ben- 
nett Streets; Oak Street and Greenwood Avenue. 

On motion by Finance Committee. 

Voted: To place in charge of the Park and Cemetery Commissioners, 
the areas not used for highway piurposes at the following intersections: 
Prospect, Hopkins and Brook Streets; Salem and Vernon Streets; Prospect 
Street and Bellevue Road; Nahant and Farm Streets; Eaton and Crescent 
Streets; North Avenue and Church Street; Franklin and Nahant Streets; 
Main Street between Richardson and Bennett Streets; Oak Street and 
Greenwood Avenue. 

On motion by Mr. Preston. 

Voted: That this meeting be now dissolved. 

Adjourned at 7.11 o'clock P. M. Attendance 17. 



RESULT OP SPECIAL PRIMARY, HELD SEPTEMBER 14, 1937 
As Canvassed by the Town Clerk 

REPUBLICAN 
Congressman — Seventh District (To fill vacancy) 

Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Pre. 3 Total 



Leonard C. Atkinson, 










3 Prospect Ave., Winthrop 


9 


4 


3 


16 


Joseph A. Langone, Jr. 










190 North St., Boston 


6 





1 


7 


C. P. Nelson Pratt, 










4 Johnston Ter., Saugus 


34 


23 


5 


62 


Edward Devlin Sirois, 










82 Wachusett Ave., Lawrence 


267 


131 


144 


542 


Blank 


2 





2 


4 



42 



TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



DEMOCRATIC 
Congressman — Seventh District (To fill vacancy) 



Lawrence J. Connery, 
15 Bellevue Rd., Lynn 

Joseph A. Langone, Jr., 
190 North St., Boston 
Blank 



303 

41 
2 



17 

1 




146 



Congressman 

Fred G. Bushold 

215 Haverhill St., Lawrence 
Blank 



UNION PARTY 

Seventh District (To fill vacancy) 



466 

46 
5 



RESULT OF SPECIAL ELECTION, HELD SEPTEMBER 28, 1937 

As Canvassed by the Board of Selectmen 

Congressman — Seventh District (To fill vacancy) 



Fred G. Bushold of Lawrence 
Lawrence J. Connery of Lynn 
Edward Devlin Sirois of Lawrence 
Blank 



Pre. 1 


Pre. 2 


Pre. 3 


Total 


14 


9 


13 


36 


858 


83 


489 


1430 


911 


530 


535 


1976 


5 


1 


1 


7 



RECORD OP BIRTHS 



43 



Record of Births 



Any errors or omissions noted in these records should be reported to 
the Town Clerk at once. 



Date Name of Child 

Jan. 1 Jean Harriet Bower 
6 Carol Jackman 
9 Earl Auerbach Ladd 

10 Sarah Elizabeth Wiley 

11 George Arthur LeFave 
13 Kendall Dustin Smith 
15 Esther Kanchuga 

15 Damien Paul Rich 

16 Nancy Leona Bourque 
16 Robert Bruce Wallace 

21 Bruce Allen Wheeler 

22 Mary Theresa McGrath 
25 Jeanette Ethel Louise 

Donnelly 

27 Plorance Mae MacLeod 

28 Cecelia Rebecca Steeves 
30 Dorothy Ruth Veno 



Parents 

Luther A. and Laura M. (Dumas) 
John and Angelina J. (Sullivan) 
Earl D. and Louise K. (Thomas) 
Arthur and Ruth (Ober) 
Louis J. and Velma (Fradette) 
Sidney K. and Cornelia (Moynihan) 
Julius and Christina (Domachowicz) 
Fred L. and Susie (Leone) 
Gustave J. and Marion (Doucette) 
William S. and Dorothy C. (Gilbert) 
Clyde and Elsie (Lord) 
Laurence F. and Margaret (McGarr) 
Thomas J. and Eleanor (Gilson) 

Alex and Jessie (MacGregor) 
Leslie A, and Cecelia (Boyd) 
John E. and Dorothy (Hill) 



Feb. 1 James Frederick Lilley 
4 Robert Reed Gardner 
4 Henry Arthur Sonier 

4 George William Wilkinson 

5 Eleanor Nikitin 

5 Clara Mae Pitman 

6 Claire Lucile Meuse 

9 David Joseph Winton 
12 Elinor Mabelle White 

16 Edward Fayle 

20 David Herbert Fieldhouse 

20 Thomas Gerald Johnston 

21 Judith Hayden Hewitt 

23 Stillbirth 

23 Lorraine Esther Sylvester 
25 Evelyn Marie Burgess 
27 John Lawrence Blais 



James M. and Mary L. (Fouhey) 
Lawrence R. and Marjorie E. (Reed) 
Allen E. and Rosetta M. (Murray) 
Charles W. and Velma K. (King) 
Harry and Talka (Sawcky) 
Harold I. and May E. (Clain) 
Walter E. and Sara M. (Doiron) 
Joseph H, and Mary E. (White) 
James W. and Florence A. (Marge- 
son) 
William H. and Irene F. (Holland) 
Herbert, Jr., and Ruth G. (Foster) 
Joseph L. and Hazel I. (Gerrior) 
Forrest H. and Elizabeth L. (Harn- 
den) 

Huntington R. and Esther (Veholm) 
John W. and Alice M. (Reynolds) 
Claude and Marion (ShattUck) 



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Date Name of Child 

Mar. 2 Russell Vincent Smith 
4 Joan Lea Horrigan 
8 Gordon Ira Crowell 
12 Graves 

12 Jeri Lee Hull 

13 Elizabeth Ripley Conner 
15 David Giles Saunders 

15 Peter Burgess Munier 
17 Francis Xavier Mahoney 

19 George Donald Lowry 

20 Mary Jane Dolan 

24 Ruth Evelyn Hanson 

25 Lawrence Brooks Edgett 
27 Eugenie Sylvia Paon 

31 Betty Virginia Rindone 
31 Kathryn Marie Allan 



Parents 
James A. and Lillian (Doucette) 
Frank H. and Doris N. (Snowdon) 
Horace E. and Mabel J. (Whalen) 
Edwin L. and Ruth E. (Solomon) 
Newton J. and Olive J. (Rodgers) 
George E. and Marguerite (Smith) 
Paul A. and Marjorie N. (Forbes) 
Theodore and Alice (Burgess) 
John J. and Margaret C. (Reardon) 
Edgar A. and Gladys (Poward) 
Jeremiah J. and Margaret A. (Keef e) 
Carl H. and Frances (Bronson) 
Harold J. and Pauline B. (Taft) 
Joseph C. and Gladys S. (Raymond) 
Louis F. and Ruth W. (Meade) 
William V. and Marie O. (French) 



Apr. 1 Charles Albert Fowlie 
4 Ronald Francis Meuse 
4 George Lawrence V/ren 

4 Frank Milton Roberts 

5 Marie Martha DelRossi 
7 Sally Leighton 

11 Robert Charles Bisacre 

14 George Edward Garland 

15 Shirley Ann Gerrior 
17 Virginia Cambareri 
19 Peter VanAmburgh 

21 Christine Helen Giuffre 

22 Marjorie Gail Boyce 
24 Lois Irene Butler 

27 McPartland 

28 Robert Wixtead Grant 

29 Francis Joseph Walsh, Jr. 



Albert A. and Helen D. (Colby) 
George A. and Hilda (McKenna) 
George M. and Charlotte M. (O'Con- 

nell) 
Clarence J. and Mary I. (McManuis) 
Serafino and Alice (Kovalchick) 
Leon E. and Isabel A. (Renton) 
Robert and Edith (Curley) 
William G. and Grace L. (Atkins) 
Leo T. and Helen (Cullen) 
Virgil and Ida (Nutile) 
Charles and Agnes (Shannon) 
Dominic and Helen I. (Winter) 
Joseph R. and Marjorie C. (Sullivan) 
Aaron T. and Leilia (Ross) 
James and Viola (Southwick) 
Edward and Margaret (Wixtead) 
Francis J. and Pauline F. (Dingle) 



May 1 Barbara Anna Thomsen 
1 Peter Bellandi 

1 Victor Carbone 

3 Janet May Meuse 

4 Judith A. Leonard 

5 Lois Frances Doiron 



Albert E. and Andrea R. M. (Du- 

charme) 
Joseph and Josephine T. (Terravec- 

chi) 
Nicholas and Mary (Rauseo) 
Leopald A. and Frances M. (Perkins) 
Elliott B. and Gladys B. (Lowrey) 
Wilfred H and Ethel V (Dingle) 



6 Marjorie Elizabeth Mclntire Ralph A. and Ruth N. (Belcher) 
8 Gordon Russell Pipe Gordan E. and Mary S. (Stone) 



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Date Name of Child 

10 Mary Louise DeRenne 
10 Richard James Dingle 

10 George William Wanamaker 

11 Barbara Lee Anderson 

13 Frederick William Miller 

14 Judith Whittney Grant 
16 Stillbirth 

16 Janet Evelyn Spiers 

18 William Francis Burbine 

19 Jane Ciar fella 

19 Dorothy Anne Jones 

19 Edward Francis Bird 

20 Wayne Paul Lanzilio 

20 Edward Francis Rhodes 

21 Ralph Donald Lazzaro 
31 Dorothy May O'Brien 



Parents 
Lawrence L. and Anna M. (Siedzik) 
Joseph L. and Esther (Seeley) 
Stephen J. and Helen (McCloud) 
Albert G. and Helen (Willey) 
Karl F. and Marguerite E. (Mead) 
William D. and Evelyn M. (Trecartin) 

WiUiam L. and Edith T. (Craig) 
Daniel F. and Phyllis (Pottle) 
Vincent and Stella G. (Caterino) 
Elmer R. and Janet G. (Spear) 
Harry H. and Edna M. (Ayscough) 
Ernest and Mildred R. (Saunders) 
Ivan F. and Vera M. (Bickford) 
Pasquale J. and Lucy J. (DeSardis) 
William A. and Lillian A. (Crosby) 



June 4 Gail Leanor Weyland 
7 Bryan Noble 
■ 8 David George Boucher 
9 Mary Anderson 

10 Robert Karle Cunningham 

11 Helen Hannah Walker 

12 Claudia Miriam Ryder 
16 Alice Irene Malenchini 

18 Doucette 

19 Louise Rita DeVita 

20 Margaret Louise Pope 

23 William Gerard Bowman 
23 Margaret Grainger SchoU 
23 Phyllis Lorraine Tecce 

27 Stillbirth 

28 Joseph Thomas Powers 



Wendell V. and Helen L. (Bissett) 
Herbert K. and Claudia (Bryan) 
Herbert J. and Essie (Hawkes) 
Charles R. and Mary R. (Pica) 
Paul K. and Margaret M. (Cundy) 
Lloyd A. and Daisy K. (Wildman) 
Claude M. and Miriam (Skulley) 
Aristide P. and Mary I. (Robinson) 
Louis T. and Alice A. (Boudreau) 
Dominic A. and Anna E. (Marosca) 
Raymond F. and Elizabeth V. (EUes) 
Francis J. and Anne (Lennon) 
Henry U. and Margaret J. (Grainger) 
Louis and Cecelia (Gravellese) 

Thomas P. and Elizabeth E. (Mc- 
Gowan) 



July 2 Eleanor Muriel Jacques 
5 Susan Drew Blake 
8 Albert Joseph Giles 

10 Robert Francis Haggerty 

11 Barbara Joan Colucci 
11 Carole Ann Hughs 

11 Kenneth Paul Mortimer 

12 John Haggerty 

13 Donald Philip Cotton 

14 Karl Reid 



Theodule and Muriel (Robbins) 
Walter S. and Ruth M. (Drew) 
Albert and Evelyn (Matson) 
Robert and Dorothy L. (Garvey) 
Louis J. and Helen (Kozlowski) 
James L. and Angela (Polito) 
Richard P. and Patricia (Goodwin) 
Thomas C. and Marion G. (Surrette) 
Philip and Anna (Tapley) 
George W., Jr., and Eunice A. (Lor- 
ing) 



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Date Name of Child 

15 Alan Reed Fairbanks 

17 Frederic Valentine Larson 

21 Stephanie Belle Bind en 

23 Shirley Doris Kondrup 

24 Claudette Constance 

Cucurullo 
27 Frederick DeFeo 
27 Sandra Gayle Farwell 

29 Thomas Sullivan 

30 Frank Russell Holt 



Parents 

Evan H. and Phyllis (Reed) 
Eric V. and Florence I. (Hoag) 
Alfred L. and Miriam (Harlow) 
George W. and Ida E. (Dame) 
Salvortore and Antonette (Filli- 

pone) 
Alfred and Lena (DeVito) 
Elliot C. and Carolyn M. (Bragdon) 
Thomas W. and Florence M. (Dou- 

cette) 
Minard and Eleanor (Russell) 



Aug. 2 Virginia Ann Robinson 

4 Charles Davenport 

5 Richard Merritt Quinn 
5 Lorraine Subzda 

8 Aletha Layton 

9 Jacqueline Marie English 
9 James Arthur Crane 

14 Daniel Cooney 

14 Vincent Paul Majeski 

15 Lance Robert Newman 
17 Stillbirth 

17 Camille Louise Drinkwater 
17 Gillespie 

17 Ruth Elizabeth Muse 
19 David Fielding Lyons 

19 Roberta Doris MacCaughey 

20 Ann Bernadette Robbins 

21 William Hardy Cottle, Jr. 
21 David Harris Hinckley 

23 Janet Elaine Nilsen 

24 David Malcolm Taylor 
27 Merelyn Carol Daniels 

30 Sarah Elizabeth Lewis 

31 Carol Reed Crandall 
31 Donald Crupi 



Herman L. and Lois J. (Hamilton) 
Louis B. and Margaret (Maclnnis) 
Peter A. and Elsie E. (Potter) 
Henry V. J. and Mary H. (Ferry) 
Frank S. and Edna M. (Hawkes) 
Frederick and Irene (Lilley) 
Nathan J. and Helen W. (Carter) 
Daniel R. and Katherine (Foley) 
Vincent and Margaret (Walsh) 
George D. and Marion E. (Labby) 

Jeremiah and Florence (Waden) 
Leo and Marion (Allison) 
John L. and Silvia C. (White) 
Ewert and Edith (Noyes) 
Harold J. and Florence L. (Wilkes) 
Joseph and Leona (Doucette) 
William H. and Mary (Robbins) 
David H. and Margaret O. (Murray) 
Carl A. and Ruth L. (Powers) 
Richard S. and Viola (Castle) 
O, Warren and Grace (Russell) 
Frederick W. and Mary G. (Jenkins) 
Kenneth R. and Myra E. (Newell) 
Carmello and Rose (Pizzuto) 



Sept. 2 Stillbirth 

5 Sylvia Pauline Perkins Paul and Ethel (Povetkin) 

8 Thomas Joseph Talbot, Jr. Thomas J. and Grace (Bower) 

10 Barbara Ann Weadick James M., Jr., and Catherine > 

(Flowers) 

11 Melbourne Joseph Doucette, Melbourne J. and Ann L. (Deveau) 

Jr. 

11 Charlotte Anne LeBlanc Albert and Marguerite (Meuse) 



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Date 



Name of Child 



Parents 



11 Robert Francis Crowell Francis A. and Alberta I. (Martin) 

12 Ralph John Tropeano Ralph J. and Margaret (Doldt) 

14 Geraldine Vengenze Benedetto Sabatino and Florence M. (Powers) 



14 Waldo Adams Phinney, Jr. 

14 Helen Marie Raffael 

15 Pearl Mary Landry 

17 Margaret Ann Edmands 
19 Janet Milstead Ring 

21 John Melanson 

22 Lawrence Joseph Landry 

24 Robert Stirling Gerry 

25 Geraldine Lois DeVeau 

25 Beverly Ann Boivin 
25 Barbara Jean Lepore 

25 Betty Ann Lepore 

26 Esther Doris Palmerino 

26 Edward Dexter Barker 

27 Edgar Stevens Cook, Jr. 
27 Elinor Joan Wenzel 

29 Charles Lawrence Shea 

30 Daniel Wayne Pinkney 



Waldo A. and Katherine A. (Stenti- 

ford) 
John and Rose (Marsello) 
Frank E. and Rose (Rosati) 
Francis and Margaret O. (Gorman) 
Percy L. and Jessie (Hawkins) 
Walter G. and Alice E. (Surette) 
Augustin and Chantal A. (D'Entre- 

mont) 
Frederick B. and Josephine (Flynn) 
Henry T. and Josephine A. (Anto- 

nioli) 
Harvey J. and Eleanor M. (Wyman) 
Joseph and Anna (Cardillo) 
Joseph and Anna (Cardillo) 
Michael A. and Jean F. (Amerault) 
Charles and Florence (Keating) 
Edgar and Elizabeth (Day) 
William L. and Gertrude F. (Mc- 

Fadden) 
Richard J. and Anna J'. (DriscoU) 
Harold E. and Alice (Farley) 



Oct. 2 Marjory Vera Harris 
4 Gail Elaine Bertholf 
4 Cusato 

6 John William Robbins 
6 James Eaton Harris, Jr. 

8 Raymond Holbrook Orben, Jr. 

11 Arni Gunnar Asgeirsson 

12 Polly Heyford Phillips 

13 Eugene George Luce 
15 Neal Lewis Tucker 

20 Stillbirth 

21 Paul Michael DeFelice 

22 Constance Crocker 

23 Charles James Classen 

23 Richard Cedric Smith 

24 James Louis Conley 

25 Barbara Louise Windt 



William E. and Astrid V. (Veholm) 
Ralph J. and Ethel L. (Umstat) 
Ralph and Annie (Storti) 
Joseph P. and Margaret (Gourlay) 
James E. and Catherine W. (Clem- 
ents) 
Raymond H. and Gladys E. (De- 

Renne) 
Arni and Christine (Antonson) 
Herbert I. and Marjorie (Self ridge) 
George and Doris (Downs) 
George and Edwina (Neal) 

Paul and Theresa (Nasella) 
Alden C. and Esther C. (Gustafson) 
John E. and Emily R. (Burke) 
Olson E. and Ruth E. (Dodge) 
Arthur and Catherine (Coughlin) 
Roy and Lillian (Meuse) 



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Date Name of Child 

Nov. 3 Eleanor Alice Hanscom 

4 Roberta Daly 

6 Judith Merriss Campbell 

7 Marilyn Ann Foss 

9 John David Nolan 
10 Frotton 

12 Vincent Campanello 

14 Stillbirth 

15 Gladys Lorraine Hogg 

17 Stillbirth 

20 Mary Priscilla Stone 

21 Stillbirth 

21 Anthony Hazen 

25 Ralph Lawrence Fredette 

29 .Elizabeth Carter 

29 Jean Marie Horake 

30 Louis Rosati 

30 Ronald James McClelland 
30 Peter Nelson Ober 

Dec. 2 Sara Jane Cook 

4 Dorothy Louise DeFelice 

4 George Alden Mohla 

4 Christine Elizabeth Seavey 

8 Barbara Jean Cole 

8 Lorimer Allison Mackenzie, 

Jr. 
10 Lucille Mary DeAngelis 
12 Jeanette Beverley Martino 

14 David Albert Spaulding 

15 Geraldine Collins 
15 Gerald Collins 

15 Peter James Walsh 

18 Graves 

20 Bourque 

21 Cynthia Rose Terravecchia 

22 James Norman Frautten 

25 Mills 

26 Sandra Jean Marshall 

26 Robert Preston Royal 

27 Kenneth Eugene Williams 
27 Mary Louise DelRossi 

27 Edward Paul Haladay 



Parents 

Theodore R. and Dorothy J. (Shep- 

pard) 
Paul and Theresa (Grawke) 
Wendell P. and Louise (Peckham) 
Benjamin D., Jr., and Dorothy M. 

(Eastman) 
John A. and Theresa A. (Hennessy) 
Maurice and Mary E. (Muse) 
Vinzenzio and Rita (Meuse) 

Charles P. and Marjorie (Morrison) 

Ward E. and Linda (Slack) 

Holland W. and Veronia (Odell) 
Joseph L. and J'eannette E. (Malon- 

son) 
Forrest E. and Bessie E. (Temple) 
Waldimar and Thelma (Gray) 
William and Theresa (Foley) 
James and Mae (White) 
Walter N., Jr., and Emily J. (Chad- 
bourne) 
Charles W. and Marjorie (Rowe) 
Nicholas L. and Louise V. (Babine) 
George H. and Louise M. (Vinton) 
Murray A. and Astrid (Josephson) 
Arthur G. and Frances M. (Burry) 
Lorimer A. and Delia (Astle) 

John and Josephine (Pizzuto) 
John and Evelyn (Chetwynde) 
Albert J. and Leilia (Barstow) 
Jacob and Elizabeth (White) 
Jacob and Elizabeth (White) 
Thomas A. and Eleanor (Humphrey) 
Elmer and Leohore (Chandler) 
Melbourne J. and Minnie (Landry) 
Charles and Laura I. (Clarke) 
Raymond J. and Alice F. cMeuse) 
Bertram F. and Merida (White) 
Earle O. and Ruth F. (Price) 
Henry P. and Mabel (Kessler) 
John and Helen (McDonnell) 
John and Antonette (Petrecca) 
Henry E. and Mary K. (LeBlanc) 



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49 



Record of Marriages 



Any errors or omissions noted in these records should be reported to 
the Town Clerk at once. 



Date Place of Marriage 
Jan. 1 Wakefield 

2 W. Hartford, Conn. 

3 Stoneham 
10 Wakefield 
16 Wakefield 
21 Maiden 
24 Wakefield 
28 Boston 

31 Wakefield 

Feb. 6 Wakefield 
7 Qulncy 
13 Melrose 
15 Wakefield 
19 Medford 

27 Wakefield 

Mar. 1 Wakefield 
7 Wakefield 

28 Wakefield 
28 Wakefield 



Name 
Melvin Brooks Barnes 
Marion Frances Hoyt 
Bradford Raymond Frost 
Elizabeth Jones West 

Henry Victor Subzda 
Mary Helen Ferry 
Daniel Algerti Palmerino 
Mildred Ethel Melonson 
Warren Carter Blaisdell 
Alice Gertrude Carey 
William Arthur Muse 
Lillian MacGrath 
Louis Paul Capone 
Florence Mary Drinkwater 
Jabez Hollett 
Ida Melvina Parsons 
Edward Raymond Chambers 
Anna Beatrice Reardon 



Residence 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Hartford, Conn. 
Wakefield 
Stoneham 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Melrose 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Stoneham 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 



Walter George Melonson Wakefield 

Alice Elizabeth Surrette Wakefield 

Richard Henry White Quincy 

Vivian Louise (Salmaine) White Wakefield 

Robert Elmore Barnes Maiden 

Elizabeth Hilda Findlay Wakefield 

Maxmillian Milton Meeker Wakefield 

Florence Bertha (Wilson) Thresher Wakefield 

John Lawrence MacDonald Wakefield 

Mary Helen Castine Medford 

Harold Joseph MacCaughey Reading 

Florence Lavinia Wilkes Wakefield 



George Douglas Rattray 
Virginia Palmer Davison 
Francis Archibald Crowell 
Alberta Irene Martin 
James Albert Mclntyre 
Irene Frances Henry 
John Albert Welsh 
Mary Jane Doucette 



Wakefield 
Melrose 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
New York, N.. Y. 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 



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Date Place of Marriage 

28 Wakefield 

29 Lowell 

Apr. 3 Wakefield 
4 Wakefield 

16 Wakefield 

17 Manchester, N. H. 

18 Saugus 

18 Wilmington 
20 Wakefield 
24 Haverhill 

24 Melrose 

25 Wakefield 
25 Wakefield 



Name 
Joseph Walter Babine 
Marie Hermiline Cottreau 
John David Maloney 
Berenice Elizabeth Lyons 

Frank Edward Landry 
Rose Rosati 
Asa Osgood Pike, 3d 
Doris Mary Harwood 
Warren Irving Crosby 
Ethel Sylvia Noyes 
George E. MacKay 
Ruth M. Newell 
George Frederic Riley, Jr. 
Mildren Cecelia Walsh 
Wilson James Hier Center 
Helen Katherine Contant 
Robert Norman Duf&e 
Irma Marguerite O'Donnell 
James Vincent Collins 
Alexina Josephine Morel 
Casimir Parolski 
Marion Frances Foster 
Walter Paul Kurkier 
Louise Margaret Nardone 
Earl Weston McDaniel 
Lillian Mary Dingle 



Residence 

Wilmington 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Lowell 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Fryeburg, Me. 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Winchester 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Saugus 

Wakefield 

Barnstead, N. H. 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Haverhill 

Wakefield 

Stoneham 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 



May 1 Wakefield 
2 Maiden 

5 Derry, N. H. 
7 Wakefield 
9 Wakefield 

15 Worcester 

15 Boston 

18 Wakefield 

19 Salem, N. H. 



Luther Maxwell Howe Wakefield 

Edith Ann (Chellis) Howe Wakefield 

Norman George Higgins Auburn, Me. 

Grace Thelma Orsini Wakefield 

Thomas L. Parsons Wakefield 

Helen F. Leonard Maiden 

John Edward Sias Reading 

Dorothy Ruth Blair Wakefield 

Arthur Selwyn Plummer Maiden 

Mildred Gertrude Moore Wakefield 

William James Graif Wakefield 

Esther Simcox Brodeur Worcester 

Paul Waldron Perkins Wakefield 

Ethel Povetkin Wakefield 

James Francis Melonson Wakefield 

Dorothy Belle Curtis Wakefield 

Lewis J. Davis, Jr. Melrose 

Thelma B. Smith Wakefield 



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Date Place of Marriage 

22 Wakefield 

23 Wakefield 

28 Wakefield 

29 Salem, N. H. 

29 Newton 

30 Springfield 
30 Wakefield 

June 2 Wakefield 
3 Wakefield 
3 Winchester 
5 Stoneham 
5 Maiden 
5 Maiden 
5 Wakefield 

5 Wakefield 

6 Wakefield 
8 Wakefield 

10 Cambridge 

12 Wakefield 

13 Wakefield 

15 Wakefield 

16 Melrose 



Name Residence 

James Willard Harnden Wakefield 

Thelma Mae Fogg Somerville 

Louis E. Waitt, Jr. Saugus 

Virginia Frances Evans Saugus 

Franklin Osgood Brittan Wakefield 

Sara Eliza (DeWolf) Sturges Wakefield 

Sherman David Ellis Wakefield 

Josephine Mary Comeau Wakefield 

Thomas Aloysius Walsh Weston 

Eleanor Frances Humphrey Wakefield 

Walter Ralph Krupski Wakefield 

Mary Petrosky Wakefield 

Edward Harrington White Winthrop 

Mildred Catherine Doucette Wakefield 



David Bradley Studley 
Annie Agnes Campbell 
Donald Higgins 
Eleanor Lillian White 
Donald McLellan 
Eugenia Rose Marion Sikora 
John Thomas Dyer 
Alice Frances Breagy 
Salvatore Paul Gesualdo 
Fannie Stevens 
Wallace Albert Homer 
Dorothy Fuller Janes 
John Hugo Gustafson 
Esther Mae Peterson 
Samuel McLeod Brooks 
Martha Louise Potter 
Leo Joseph Hurley 
Eleanor DeVito 
Alfred Vincent Scipione 
Carrie Luenette Finney 



Stoneham 
Stoneham 
Winchester 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Stoneham 
Wakefield 
Medford 
Wakefield 
Maiden 
Arlington 
Wakefield 
St. Johnsbury, Vt. 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 



Harry Rathbun Jackson Plandome, L.I., N.Y. 

Harriet Elizabeth Ridlon Wakefield 

Raymond William Hayward Lynnfield 

Barbara Shirley Studley Lynnfield 

William Edward Chase Stoneham 

Palma Russo Wakefield 

Joseph Eaton Wakefield 

Mary Josephine Barry Wakefield 

.Kendall Parker Abbott Wakefield 

Grace Nielsen Roberts Wakefield 



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Date Place of Marriage 
17 Stoneham 

17 Wakefield 

18 Wakefield 

18 Wakefield 

19 Lynn 

20 Wakefield 
20 Maiden 
20 Wakefield 

25 Maiden 

26 Wakefield 
26 Wakefield 

26 Wakefield 

27 Wakefield 
27 Wakefield 
27 Wakefield 

27 Melrose 

27 Quincy 

30 Wakefield 

July 1 Methuen 
2 Wakefield 

2 Wakefield 

3 Salem, N. H. 



Name 
John Joseph Donovan 
Elizabeth Landers Casey 
George Arthur Hoyt 
Henrietta Ann Bartnick 
Albert Otis Crowell 
Annie Eliza (Card) Grace 
Lewis Nelson Hatch 
Mary Pauline Besser 
Leonard Franklin Wetherbee 
Madelyn Rose Ashenden 
Arthur Joseph Howes 
Mary Doris Amiro 
Nunzio DeSantis 
Elaine Jessie Berardi 
Russell Paul Johnson 
Frances Elizabeth White 
David Parkhurst Dutton 
Barbara Atwood Hobbs 
Homer Bradford Lamprey 
Marion Evelyn (Curry) Cormier 
Albert James Novello 
Julia Ann Lan 
Bertram Allison Wilkes 
Johanna Catherine Foley 
Warren Emery Brown 
Julia Cecelia Bilicki 
Roland Charest 
Mildred Marion Porter 
James Hashem 
Florence Rita Tiberi 

John Reggie Muise 
Margaret Frances Casey 
Guy Thomas Pasqualino 
Anna Elinor Capone 

George Taylor Payzant 
Blanche Lamont Hallowell 



Residence 
Wakefield 
Stoneham 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
North Reading 
Wakefield 

Melrose 

Melrose 
Wakefield 
Stoneham 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Maiden 
Stoneham 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Maiden 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Boston 
Stoneham 
Wakefield 

Boston 
Wakefield 
Lawrence 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Melrose 

Wakefield 

Quincy 

Wakefield 

Lynnfield 



Ralph Brooks Stantial Wakefield 

Dorothy Christina Kelloway Wakefield 

James Stephen Devine Boston 

Rosalie Marion Maliszewski Wakefield 

Theodore Wesley Guptill Melrose 

Elena Mae Blankenbeckler Wakefield 

Robert Trafton Wakefield 

Lois Butters Wakefield 



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Date Place of Marriage 

3 Boston 

4 Wakefield 
4 Everett 

11 Wakefield 

11 Everett 
15 Revere 

17 Wakefield 
17 Boston 
17 Wakefield 
24 Wakefield 

24 Wakefield 

25 Wakefield 
31 Wakefield 

Aug. 2 Wakefield 
6 Wakefield 

12 Wakefield 

13 Wakefield 

14 Wakefield 
14 Wakefield 
14 Wakefield 
14 Wakefield 
14 Melrose 



Name 
Paul Anthony Moccia 
Helen Frances Butler 
William Patrick McBride 
Helen Marie Hanrahan 
Stanley Rosati 
Theresa Pione 
Curt Ernest Nitsche 
Mildred Bertha MacLeod 
Robert Joseph White 
Irene Bourque 
Chester Brown, Jr. 
Marion Joyce Bailey 
John Jameson Caldwell 
Jean Macdonald 
Joseph Nicholas Contaldo 
Anna Louise DeMatteo 
James Samuel George 
Myrta Eliza (Bean) Knight 
Hiram Forrester Thomas 
Carolyn Marquis Reams 
Robert James Trimble 
Lillian Frances Carr 
John Dewey Maloney 
Matilda Elizabeth Rich 
William Francis Sullivan 
Rose Ella Cahill 



Residence 

Everett 

Wakefield 

Boston 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Everett 

Medford 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Everett 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Lynnfield Ctr. 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

North Reading 

Wakefield 

Everett 

Wakefield 

West Medford 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Maiden 

Wakefield 



Henry Ludger Pottier Wakefield 

Mary Elizabeth (Muise) Landry Wakefield 
Thomas Weiss Leidy Reading, Pa. 

Kathryn Bouve Dutton Wakefield 

Charles Willis Darby East Lansing, Mich. 
Elizabeth Barbara Himiphrey Wakefield 

John Todd Cowles Burlington, Vt. 

Viola Maud Hovey Stoneham 

George Augustus Buckle, Jr. Wakefield 

Reba Ann Bliss Wakefield 

Robert Joseph DeVeau Maiden 

Corila Mary Seguin Wakefield 

Oscoe Edmund Gilman Newburyport 

Marjorle Lowe MacDearmid Wakefield 

Frederick Dexter Johnson Danvers 

Laura Margaret Crosby Wakefield 

Richard Chester Johnson Cambridge 

Margaret Elizabeth Whitehead Wakfefleld 



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Date Place of Marriage 
15 Wakefield 

15 Wakefield 

15 Wakefield 

19 Wakefield 

21 Wakefield 

21 Wakefield 

21 Lynnfield Centre 

29 Medford 

29 Dorchester 

29 Everett 

Sept. 1 Wakefield 

4 South Lynnfield 

5 Wakefield 

5 Reading 

6 Wakefield 
11 Wakefield 

11 Stoneham 

11 Melrose 

12 Wakefield 

12 Boston 

13 Wakefield 
18 Stoneham 



Name 
Philip Aime DuBois 
Dorothy Mary Doucette 
Earl Henry Perry 
Marjorie Louise Mortimer 
John Edwin Surrette 
Eleanor Mae O'Brien 
Carleton William Lewis 
Marian Elizabeth Clary 
John Butler 

Blanche Madeleine Dufault 
Reginald Packer Geer 
Marion Griswold 
Mark Chapman Wheeler 
Lois Chase Huff 
John Anthony Drinkwater 
Celia Geraldine Vardaro 
Morris Arthur Miller 
Dorothy Kassner 
Joseph Palumbo 
Mary Teresa King 



Residence 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Stoneham 

Rawlings, Va. 

Petersburg, Va. 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Medford 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Lynnfield Ctr. 

Wakefield 

Medford 

Wakefield 

Boston 

Wakefield 

Everett 



So. 



Angelo Verrenzia 
Esther Phyllis (Davis) Kenvin 
George Henry Young 
Marjorie Eleanor Messer 
John Hall Prizzell 
Charlotte Rita McPartland 
John Edward Roberts 
Rita Agnes Hubbard 
Joseph Raymond Veno 
Mildred Frances Brown 
Jerome Richardson 
jChloe Louise Sherman 

Francis Leighton Mitchell Smith 
Ruth Elizabeth Chapman 

Ralph Wesley Wilbur 
Gwendolyn Holmes Kelloway 
Kenneth Joseph Berube 
Mary Catherine Ramsdell 
Francis Anthony Langone 
Margaret Terravechia 
Charles Henry Linnell 
Elisabeth Owen Prescott 
Paul Kenneth Baker 
Marion Kendall 



Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Lynnfield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Everett 
Wakefield 

Ipswich 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Stoneham 

Melrose 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Boston 
Wakefield 

East Brewster 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Stioneham 



RECORD OP MARRIAGES 



55 



Date Place of Marriage 

22 Melrose 

23 Wakefield 
26 Wakefield 
26 Wakefield 

Oct. 1 Wakefield 

2 Wakefield 

3 Wakefield 
3 Wakefield 
8 Melrose 

8 Melrose 

9 Reading 

9 Wakefield 
10 Wakefield 

10 Wakefield 

11 Wakefield 

12 Hartford, Conn. 
12 Reading 

14 Wakefield 
16 Reading 
16 Cambridge 

16 Boston 

17 Reading 



Name 

Wilfred Lawrence Peat 
Ruth Layden 
Maurice Hugh O'Connell 
Edith Mae Richards 
Leonard David Carroll 
Agnes Louise Doucette 
Michael John Tecce 
Concetta Rassiccia 

Harold Childs Holden 
Ruth Leonor Scott 
Cyrus Tyzzer Cunningham 
Doris Louise Crouse 
William Francis McDonough 
Winifred Mary Monks 
Roy Bartlett Whiteman 
Anna Marie Anderson 
Owen Fremont Alley 
Gertrude Belinda Kelloway 
Clifton Edward Bain 
Mildred Fardon Nash 
Ambrose Francis Knowlton 
Madeline Phyllis Greer 
Henry William Lowe 
Eleanor Hayes 
Roy Harold Hawkes 
Janet Emily Cunha 
Arthur Delbert LeFave 
Doris Ruth Lewis 
Eric Erickson 
Dorothy Ruth Liljestrom 
Salvatore Giuliano 
Angeline Margaret Ferla 
Paul Walton Madden 
Agnes Marjorie Marshall 

Francis James Coflan 
Edith Child Miller 

Robert Ambrose Bowman, Jr. 
Gladys Cecelia Frottan 
Edward Amos Carlton 
Marion (Wells) Gammons 

Paul Clifford Hubble U. S. S 

Sophie Dunbeck 

John Nicholas Crosby 
Mae (Wells) Dunstan 



Residence 

Wakefield 
Melrose 
Wakefield 
Lynn 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 

Boston 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Stoneham 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Melrose 

Reading 

Wakefield 

New York, N. Y. 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Maiden 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Hartford, Conn. 

Wakefield 
Lawrence 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Reading 

Somerville 
Wakefield 
Vincennes 
Wakefield 

Wakefield 
Wakefield 



56 



TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Date Place of Marriage 
17 Reading 

17 Boston 

23 Maiden 

30 Wakefield 

31 Wakefield 

Nov. 7 Brockton 

7 Saugiis 

8 Melrose 

10 Saugus 

11 Lynn 

13 Franklin 

14 East Boston 
25 Dorchester 
25 Revere 

25 Maiden 
25 Wakefield 
25 Wakefield 
25 Salem, N. H, 



Name 

Alfred Richard Guttadauro 
Katherine Frances McCarthy 
Irving Jay Halperin 
Thelma Burnim 
Edward Francis Ellis 
Mary Josephine Porter 
James Watt, Jr. 
Lillian May Ritchie 
William James O'Shinski 
Florence Phyllis Nutile 



Residence 

Wakefield 

Reading 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Maiden 

Wakefield 

Montville, Conn. 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 



Norman Oliver Hawkesworth Wakefield 

Dorothy Smith Field Holbrook 

Joseph Russo Wakefield 

Mary Agnes McCadden Saugus 

Frank Delbert Atwood Melrose 

Joan Elizabeth Petronella Wakefield 

Edward Derwood Grant Wakefield 

Ada Alice Moore Wakefield 

Emile Oliver LePage Wakefield 

Alice Rose Sansouci Lynn 

George Henry Adams Wakefield 

Dorothy Louise Abbott Franklin 

James Francis Roberts Wakefield 

Bride Joy East Boston 

Louis- Fine Wakefield 

Eve Kessler Boston 

Gaetano John Gesualdo Wakefield 

Filomena Anna Natola Revere 

Fernando Ildebrando Proia Wakefield 
Ernestine Cuneo Bronx, N. Y. 

Charles Burton Robbins Wakefield 

Dorothy Celeste Doucette Wakefield 

Francis Louis Ryder Stoneham 

Mary Frances Landry Wakefield 

Knute W. Youngdale Maiden 

Isabella A. Scione Wakefield 



Dec. 12 Wakefield 
18 Maiden 

24 Reading 

25 Wakefield 



John Walter Muse Wakefield 

Lillian Emma Darling Wakefield 

Sebastiano Cavalieri Wakefield 
Alice Geselda (DiFrofio) Vittorini Wakefield 

Andrew Angelo Zanni Reading 

Anne Dominsky Wakefield 

William John Doucette Wakefield 

Ann Gertrude Muis Wakefield 



RECORD OP MARRIAGES 



57 



Date Place of Marriage 

26 Wakefield 

27 Wakefield 
27 Salem, N. H. 



Name 
John Percy Dingle 
Anita Robertine LePage 
Herbert Stanley Clark, Jr. 
Jennie Nellie Gudzevich 
Ralph Dinsmore Greene 
Priscilla Jane Kenney 



Residence 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Reading 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 



58 



TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Record of Deaths 



Any errors or omissions noted in these records should be reported to 
the Town Clerk at once. 



Date of 








Death Name 


Years 


Months 


Days 


Jan. 1 Elizabeth E. Keady 


54 






2 Elmer Randall Hines 


75 


8 


8 


2 Emma F. Lambert 


91 


5 


5 


6 Ada Ward 


72 . 


1 


1 


7 Caroline J. Dowden 


77 


5 


23 


8 William Henry Hooper 


79 


2 




9 George Francis Cox 


87 


5 


4 


11 Cora Contant 


51 


5 


24 


13 Josephine Alberta Meekins McMaster 


77 


10 


4 


13 Margaret Isabella Gray 


79 


11 


1 


15 Kanchuga 






33min 


20 Rosanna Frances Low 


84 


10 


18 


20 Mary Eva McDuffee 


65 


5 


12 


24 Annie E. Lenners 


70 


3 


24 


25 Buck O'Neil 


36 


5 


14 


29 Roselia Lucia Sawin 


89 


7 


28 


29 Mary McCarthy 


71 






30 Catherine M. Cameron 


60 






30 Anizie LaChance 


70 


2 


30 


Feb. 4 Frederick A. Gerry 


50 


6 


23 


8 George Cassidy 


82 


4 




9 Margaret R. Chandler 


78 


6 


6 


17 Cornelius Hickey 


89 






18 Hilaire Bourdon 


85 




4 


19 Edgar Henning Peterson 


49 


4 


14 


19 Annie M. Lane 


79 


1 




20 Ruth Aageson 


42 


10 


4 


21 Franklin Pierce Glynn 


84 






21 Louise Nelson Kennedy 


40 


10 


25 


22 Mary E. Ford 


63 


2 




23 Stillbirth 








24 David Joseph Winton 






16 


26 Rebecca Reeves Richardson 


90 


2 


18 


26 Emma E. Peters 


60 . 






Mar. 1 Thomas W. O'Neil 


68 


11 




1 Ann Blakie Whelpley 


59 




22 



RECORD OP DEATHS 59 



Date of 
Death Name 

6 Bessie Waterman Morrill 
6 Roy Everett Braley 
10 John Wittekind 
13 Madaline Hubbard 

13 George Eugene Vincens 

14 Rebecca Stopper 

14 Julius Appleton Jones 

15 Peter Burgess Munier 
20 George Sederquest 

22 Campbell Daniel Hines 

23 Adelaide W. Boynton 

24 Louis Frederic Greene 

Apr. 2 Fred G. Mitchell 

2 Charles August Johnson 

2 Mary A. Sweeney 

5 Katherine Elizabeth Meyer 

5 John E. Sullivan 

6 Everett Foster 

12 Margaret E. Walsh 

13 Clara Petrillo 

18 Gustave Bernard Keander 

19 Martha Jane Evans 

22 William Henry Landers 

22 William E. Muse 

23 Andrew S. McKinney 

23 Oliver Tavallee 

24 John James Regan 

May 1 Vincenzo Buciachio 

3 Katherine Killian 
5 Carrie Aloha Fall 
5 Paul Haladej 

7 James Collins 

8 William E. MacDonnell 

16 Stillbirth 

16 Charles D. Hall 

19 Martha Ann' Iveson 

20 William Mulligan 
29 Mary T. Brown 
31 Camilla Hooper 

June 2 Jennie A. Bentz 

7 Charles W. Sunman 
7 Mary Theresa Killorin 



Years 


Months 


Days 


57 


10 


13 


28 


8 


15 


83 


6 




68 


9 


23 


75 






60 






83 


8 


8 

2hrs. 


57 


8 


20 


84 


5 


12 


67 


8 


19 


57 


7 


14 


69 


6 


26 


69 






60 






83 


10 


19 


66 






81 


10 


10 


62 


6 


30 


79 


11 


11 


73 


11 


27 


93 


7 


3 


72 


9 




41 






41 


10 


29 


71 






61 






42 






62 


7 


15 


50 


8 


29 


52 


11 . 


19 


78 






80 






75 


4 


10 


89 


2 


26 


86 




15 


51 


11 


16 


64 


4 


3 


55 


9 


9 


86 


1 


20 


7t 


3 


16 



60 



TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Date of 

Death Name 

9 Rosalie Blanchard 
10 Arthur Sellars 
14 Herbert E. Stockbridge 
19 Orrin Douglas Howlett 

19 Isabel Gertrude Flint 

20 Dora A. Burnham Proia 
22 Wilhelmina A. Ohman 
22 Milledge Elliott 

24 Sarah Ann Farrington 

25 Mary Helen Foster 

27 Stillbirth 

28 Ann Louise Stanley 

29 Julia A. Lewis 

July 2 Mary T. Sliney 

2 Louis Anderson 

3 William F. Bowman, Sr. 

4 Walter Grosvenor Rockwood 

4 Harry Edward True 

5 William H. Smith 

5 Hallie M. Gatchell 

8 Mary Frances Corcoran 
8 Mariette C. Kingman 

10 Edith Lorraine Carey 

10 James F. Zappala 

16 Levi Flanders 

17 Elizabeth Thompson 

18 Mary Robinson 

19 Henry Fay 

28 Nellie Elizabeth Sweetser 

28 Amanda F. Jordan 

29 De Feo 

Aug. 6 George A. Sheehy 

6 Arthur Gould Walton 
10 Thomas I. Paon 

10 Agnes Harrison Meeks 

11 Nunziata De Feo 

12 Jennie M. Schloesser 
17 Stillbirth 

17 Gillespie 

17 William H. Poster 

17 Charles Davenport 

18 Idora P. Roulston 

18 Elmer Winfleid Caytlng 



Years 


Months 


Days 


90 


2 


15 


79 


8 


23 


67 


9 


1 


78 


2 


2 


66 


4 


28 


66 


11 


15 


80 


1 


6 


82 


8 


10 


53 


3 


8 


59 


6 




47 


8 


25 


74 


11 


26 


72 


6 




68 


4 


21 


86 






43 


2 


8 


62 


8 


1 


61 


2 


10 


53 


7 


7 


80 






91 




2 


84 


1 


12 


2 






77 


11 


14 


76 


11 


21 


46 


10 


26 


83 


9 


9 


62 


2 


5 


84 


8 


4 
2 


51 


2 


30 


82 


6 


2 


75 


10 


24 


84 







65 



72 

57 
12 



26 

20 mins. 

13 
6 
3 



RECORD OP DEATHS 61 



Date of 

Death Name 

26 Elizabeth Brown Porter 

26 Frank Amyntas Fuller 

Sept. 2 Stillbirth 

2 Clara Stevens 

2 Hedley Vickers Reynolds 

4 Katherine Wilkinson 

7 Mary Alice Gate 

8 Virginia Suisan Phinney 
10 Emma J. McKennon 

23 Jean Elizabeth Moses 

24 Susan H. Toth 

25 Cora E. Catline 

28 Katherine Atherton 

29 Annie Barratt Davis 

Oct. 1 Emilie E. Taylor 

2 James Joseph Chambers 

5 Agavni Kazanjian 

6 Frank D. Martin 
6 Mary Terese Deveney 
8 Elizabeth Wells 

10 Harriette Gertrude Eastman 

13 William H. Gardner 

14 John Climo 
18 Phoebe A. Hudson 
20 Stillbirth 

22 Wilbur Chandler Crocker 
22 Emilie White 
28 Pearl M. Landry 
28 Ernest Batchelder Lamprey 

30 Dr. Oswald A. Parker 

Nov. 2 William H. Jarvis 

4 Marie (Hansen) Anderson 

5 Mary Louise Hilton 

10 Mary A. Butler 

11 Donald Greene 
14 Richard O'Hara 
14 John MacKirdy 
14 Stillborn 

16 Carrie Blanchard Purdy 78 

17 Stillborn 

17 Vito Paglia 82 5 2 

20 Cora Martha Winkler 54 3 29 

21 Stillborn 



Years 


Months 


Days 


84 


10 


4 


78 






82 


9 


6 


77 


11 


15 


74 


6 


17 


82 


8 


15 


1 


8 


12 


81 






68 


1 


23 


73 


2 


9 


80 






70 


5 


2 


63 


5 


13 


90 


11 


21 


61 


11 




76 






83 


6 


1 
9 


79 




1 


64 


11 


16 


60 






49 


1 


10 


73 






82 


5 


13 


58 








1 


13 


62 


5 




71 


8 


17 


93 


10 


12 


74 


2 


10 


44 






91 


4 


21 


6 






60 






56 


9 


7 



62 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

Date of 
Death Name 

21 Katherine E. Caughlin 

22 Lydia Frances Seip 
24 Margaret B. Ward 
24 Harold H. Brownson 
29 Fred Wentworth 

Dec. 2 John Loring Crane 
2 Walter Scott Hall 

2 Mary Jane Chapman 

3 James A. Coleman 
7 Mary Stringer 
9 Frances Palmerino 
9 Pasquale Carosella 

10 Eflie Lyndia Heustis 

12 David W. Muse 

13 Rose E. Coombs 

14 Annie Finneran 

17 Catherine A. Coyne 

18 Abbie Gates Lewis 
18 Louise Higgins Brown 
21 Alice B. Foster 
21 Warren Arthur Robbins 

23 Elizabeth Bisacre 

24 Sarah W. Bent 
26 Mills 
26 Charles I. Herbert 75 



Years 


Months 


Days 


74 


8 


29 


96 


9 


17 


68 






83 




23 


69 


3 


26 


81 


1 


14 


83 


6 


22 


87 


7 


10 


80 


3 


19 


90 






54 


3 


9 


72 


5 


13 


63 




17 




11 


22 


87 




28 


71 






25 


3 


17 


84 


6 


4 


56 


2 


6 


71 


3 


10 


54 


11 


24 


74 


4 


20 


82 


11 


21 
6hrs. 



REPORT OP TOWN CLERK 63 



Dog Licenses 



Number of Licenses issued 989 

Tax on 670 Males at $2.00 $1,340.00 
Tax on 93 Females at $5.00 465.00 

Tax on 226 Spayed Females at $2.00 452.00 



$2,257.00 
Deduct Clerk's Fees 197.80 



Paid Town Treasurer $2,059.20 



Hunting and Fishing Licenses 



Number of Licenses issued 367 

Resident Citizen Fishing — 103 at $2.00 $ 206.00 

Resident Citizen Hunting — 156 at $2.00 312.00 

Resident Citizen Sporting — 47 at $3.25 152.75 

Resident Citizen Minor and Female Fishing — 28 at $1.25 35.00 

Resident Citizen Minor Trapping — 1 at $2.25 2.25 

Resident Citizen Trapping— 4 at $5.25 21.00 

Non-resident Fishing, special — 1 at $1.50 1.50 

Duplicate Licenses — 2 at $0.50 1.00 
Resident Citizen Sporting — 25 Free 



$ 731.50 
Deduct Clerk's Fees 85.00 



Paid Division Fisheries and Game $ 646.50 

FREDERIC S. HARTSHORNE, 

Town Clerk, 



64 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Report of Selectmen 



To the Citizens of the Town of Wakefield : 

We herewith respectfully submit the annual report of the Board of 
Selectmen for the year ending December 31, 1937, together with the reports 
of the several departments under our control or supervision. 

ORGANIZATION 

The Board consisting of George J. Evans, Donald White, William 
Blanchard, Charles F. Young and V. Richard Fazio organized March 9, 1937 
by electing George J'. Evans, Chairman and Charles F. Young, Secretary. 
Charles C. Cox was appointed Clerk. 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Highway Department — George J. Evans. 

W. P. A. — George J. Evans. 

Fire Department — Charles F. Young. 

Police Department — Donald White. ' 

Town Hall — William Blanchard. 

Moth Departmenl^William Blanchard. 

Committee on TraflBc — Donald White. 

APPOINTMENTS 

Town Cbunsel— Maynard E. S. demons. 
Superintendent of Streets — Harry H. Denning. 
Janitor of Town Hall — James J. Logan. 
Night Janitor of Town Hall — Thomas E. Giles. 
Fire Inspector — ^Fred D. Graham. 
Wire Inspector — Fred D. Graham. 
Registrar of Voters, 3 years— Fred E. Bunker. 
Inspector of Animals — George A. Bennett. 
Dog Oflacer — George A. Bennett. 
Burial Agent — John Findlay, Jr. 
Agent, Care of Soldiers' Graves— John Findlay, Jr. 
Soldiers' Relief Agent— John Findlay, Jr. 
Board of Appeal for Three Years— A. Francis Harrington. 
Lock-Up Keeper— Eugene P. McDonnell, March-June, John G. Gates, 
June-December. 

Inspector of Buildings— Joseph W. Maclnnls. 
Compensation Agent — Joseph W. Maclnnis. 
Moth Superintendent— John A. Landry. 
Forest Warden— Fred D. Graham. 



REPORT OP SELECTMEN 65 



Constables — Harry A. Simonds, Louis N. Tyzzer, Harold Anderson, 
George B. DeRoche. 

Agent, Federal Relief Projects — J. Theodore Whitney. 

Sweetser Lecture Committee — Cyrus M. Dolbeare, George E. Potter, Eb 
V. Yeuell, Charles J. Peterson, Harry I. Reed, and Thomas P. Kenney. 

Licenses granted by the Selectmen for the sale of Alcoholic Beverages 
for the year 1937 are listed below, actual receipts from same, also receipts 
from other licenses granted during the year 1937 are shown in Town Ac- 
countant's report. 

RETAIL PACKAGE GOODS STORES, ALL KINDS OP ALCOHOLIC 

BEVERAGES 

Israel Blank, 6 Water Street. 
John Jeffrey, 410 Main Street. ' 
Ignazio Palumbo, 39 Albion Street. 
Salvatore Tine, 38 Water Street. 



The year 1937 was notable for the amount of work that may be classed 
as permanent construction that was undertaken and for the most part com- 
pleted by the various town departments. 

As in the past few years, the local administration of the federal relief 
program, carried on in Wakefield under the Works Progress Administration, 
has been the greatest problem confronting the Board of Selectmen. With 
a quota of employees varying between 150 and 315 and a federal contribu- 
tion of approximately $160,000 paid in salaries during the year, a definite 
program was undertaken with as much emphasis as possible being placed 
on construction of a permanent nature. Under a Town meeting vote of 
January 4, $17,000 was appropriated for the remodeling of the Lafayette 
School into a building suitable for municipal offices and quarters for the 
veteran organizations, with the understanding that the work would be done 
under a federal project. The rebuilding of this school was the major relief 
project throughout the year. Additional funds were taken from the general 
W. P. A. account when necessary and at the close of the year the building 
is nearing completion and should be ready for occupancy next spring. 

Second perhaps in importance of the projects undertaken, was the 
original construction of certain newly accepted streets. Punds for this 
work were obtained by the issuing of bonds under a vote of the annual town 
meeting, the labor being provided by the federal government as on other 
relief projects. Under this group of projects Swain Place, Fox Road and 
a section of Strathmore Road were completed. Considerable work was also 
done on Converse Street, Central Street and Gladstone Street, while Oak 
Ledge Road, Wilson Avenue and Eastern Avenue have been accepted by the 
Town for similar construction. 

Outstanding among the other W. P. A. projects, there being some 
twenty-four in all, were the construction of a Pumping Station at the Town 
wells off Nahant Street, replacing a temporary building of the Water Depart- 



66 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



ment, the laying of water pipes on Strathmore and Outlook Reads, the pre- 
casting of 15,000 feet of curb, and the laying of 12,000 feet of curb and 11,000 
feet of concrete sidewalk. Much work was also done on Moulton Play- 
ground, the Forest Glade Cemetery and on other smaller projects which will 
be mentioned in the report of the W. P. A. administrator. 

Although the road and sidewalk construction under the W. P. A. in- 
creased the work, both in regard to supervision and the use of equipment, 
of the Highway Department, that department completed the work planned 
for the year. Crescent Street was rebuilt its entire length and about 700 
feet of Pleasant Street was resurfaced. A section of Prospect Street was 
widened and a new sidewalk was laid on Chestnut Streec from Main 
Street to North Avenue. With the help of the State and County, as pro- 
vided under Chapter 90 of the General Laws, about 1000 feet of Salem 
Street was resurfaced and Vernon Street was resurfaced from Cordis Street 
north 2,200 feet, the surface drainage being put in to the Lynnfield line. 

The repairing of the exterior of the Town Hall and the installation of a 
new boiler by the Selectmen and the extensive construction of sewers by 
the Water and Sewerage Department, particularly on Greenwood Street 
and Cordis Street, added to the permanent construction of the year. 

The reorganization of the Police Department which was started last 
year was continued. Sergeant George B. DeRoche was appointed a lieuten- 
ant in February and examinations were held to fill the position of sergeant. 
On recommendation of Chief Gates the department regulations were 
changed so that the superior officers shall consist of a chief, a lieutenant, 
and two sergeants. On November 2, Oflicers John M. Wenzel and Walter 
E. Peterson were raised to the rank of sergeant. 

Early in the year it became necessary to remove one of the patrolmen 
from the force and this was done in accordance with the regulations of the 
Civil Service Department. On August 15, another vacancy was caused 
by the retirement of Officer James McFadden after fifty years of service on 
the Wakefield Police Force. These vacancies were filled on November 2 
by the promotion of Eugene Hathaway and Winslow Smith from the re- 
serve force to the position of regular patrolmen and the appointment of 
Harold J. Maloney and John F. Mahoney to the reserve list. 

The customary good work of the Fire Department was again endanger- 
ed by the age of certain pieces of its apparatus. The White truck now be- 
ing used is a 1917 touring car rebuilt into a fire truck in 1920 and it should 
be replaced as soon as possible. 

Vacancies occurring in various town boards during the year resulted 
in joint meetings of the respective boards with the Selectmen and the ap- 
pointment of William Jones to the School Committee, John W. MacGillvary 
to the Park and Cemetery Board and Thomas Powers to the Recreation 
Committee. Further appointments were made, in accordance with the 
Town's acceptance of an act providing for a contributory retirement system, 
when James M. Henderson, Charles C. Cox and Leonard H. DeMarco were 
appointed as a Retirement Board. 



REPORT OP SELECTMEN 67 

The increase in the cost of hving during the spring and summer and the 
possibility that the Town's financial condition had improved brought about 
an increase for the employees of the town departments under the control 
of the Selectmen. On December 1 the ten per cent cut from the employees' 
salaries in 1932 was returned and certain other salary adjustments were 
made in order that the wage schedules be more equitable. 

In closing this report the Selectmen would like to recommend to the 
people of Wakefield that they purchase a new 750-gallon pump for the Fire 
Department to replace the White truck now being used. 

The Selectmen were greatly aided during the year by the excellent work 
of their agents and by the constant co-operation of the other town boards, 
and to them they wish to extend their thanks. 

GEORGE J. EVAN'S 
DONALD WHITE 
CHARLES F. YOUKG 
WILLIAM BLANCHARD 
V. RICHARD FAZIO 

Selectmen. 



68 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

Report of Chief of Police 

January 1st, 1938. 
To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: — 

Gentlemen : 

I have the honor to submit to your Honorable Board, the report of the 
doings of the Police Department for the year ending December 31, 1937. 

Number of arrests 507 

Number of arrests on warrants 19 

Number of arrests without warrants 363 

Number of arrests on capias 35 

Number of arrests on default warrants 1 

Number of summons served 89 

Males 495 

Females 12 

Residents 283 

Non-Residents 224 

FOR THE FOLLOWING CRIMES, VIS:— 

Adultery 1 

Arrested for other officers 2 

Assault and Battery 10 
Automobile Laws, Violations of 

Operating under the influence of liquor 15 

Operating so as to endanger 11 

Operating after revocation of license 1 

Operating without registration certificate 2 

Operating without being licensed so to do 7 

Operating — Speeding 10 

Operating — Failing to slow down at intersection 18 

Causing property damage 3 

Failing to stop on signal of an officer 2 

Improper brakes 1 

Improper equipment 1 

Mechanical signal, not stopping 28 

Not keeping to the right of way " 2 

Using without authority 1 

Unregistered car 1 

Uninsured car 3 

Breaking, entering and larceny in night time 2 

Breaking, entering in the night time with intent to commit larceny 1 

Breaking, entering in the day time with intent to commit larceny 3 

Collecting junk without a license 1 

Dog law, violation of 2 

Drunkermess 208 



REPORT OP CHIEF OF POLICE 69 

Escaped from Danvers State Hospital 2 

Evading taxi fare " 1 

Fish and Game Law, violation of 4 

Fornication 3 

Gaming 5 

Gaming, being present 10 

Glass, throwing in the street 1 

Indecent exposure 1 

Insane 12 

Illegitimacy 4 

Larceny 33 

Larceny, attempt to commit 4 

Leased property, concealing 1 

Lottery tickets in possession 2 

Liquor Law, keeping and exposing 1 

Maintaining a gaming device 4 

Malicious mischief 5 

Non-support 7 

Probation, violation of 36 

Promoting a lottery 2 

Receiving stolen property 2 

Robbery, armed 2 

Robbery, unarmed 1 

Runaway boys 1 

Safe keeping 17 

Stubborn child 1 

Suspicious persons 2 

Trespass - 1 

Truancy 1 

Vagrancy 1 

Wilfully and maliciously injuring town property 4 

HOW DISPOSED OP 

Appealed 5 

Continued 20 

Concord Reformatory 1 

Delivered to other officers 14 

Discharged 10 

Dismissed 3 

Defaulted 3 

Fines imposed 193 

House of Correction 24 

Grand Jurj' 3 

Insane Hospital 12 

Lyman School 1 

Middlepex Training School . 1 

Placed on file 56 



70 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

Probation 30 

Released 63 

Restitution , 2 

Shirley School 1 

State Farm 13 

State Dept. of Public Welfare 2 

State Prison 1 

Suspended sentence to House of Correction 49 

AMOUNT OF PINES IMPOSED BY THE COURT 

91 at $ 5.00 $ 455.00 

60 at 10.00 600.00 

6 at ' 15.00 90.00 

8 at 20.00 160.00 
11 at 25.00 275.00 

1 at 35.00 35.00 

9 at 50.00 450.00 

2 at 75.00 150.00 
5 at 100.00 * 500.00 



Total $2715.00 



MISCELLANEOUS REPORT 



Amount of stolen property recovered $12,361.01 

Amount of lost property recovered 2,089.16 

Amount of property left outside of stores and cared for 242.80 

Accidents reported 349 

Bicycles found 7 

Bicycles brought in for no lights 9 

Buildings found open and secured 314 

Broken wires reported 1 

Complaints and cases investigated 1,377 

Detail for public assemblages 325 

Detail for private assemblages 4 

Defects in streets and sidewalks reported 54 

Defects in hydrants reported 1 

Defects in water pipes reported 4 

Dogs killed 11 

Dead bodies cared for 1 

Electric light poles blown down and reported 2 

Fires discovered and alarm given 5 

Fires discovered and extinguished without alarm 2 

Fences blown down and reported 1 

Lost children cared for • .. . - 2g 

Lost dogs found and returned to owners 72 

Lanterns put in dangerous places 18 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE 71 

Liquor search warrants served 2 

Medical Examiner cases 2 

Obstructions removed from streets 5 

Ofacers at fires 85 

Persons reported as missing 45 

Posting notices 24 

Runaway boys cared for 5 

Runaway girls cared for 1 

Search warrants served — for gaming 4 

Search warrants served — for stolen property 3 

Serious sickness signs put out 19 

Sick and disabled persons assisted 28 

Stray cow cared for 1 

Street lights not burning and reported 414 

Wires burning trees and reported 1 

Water running to waste and reported 9 

Legal papers served for out of town Police Depts. during the year 196 

Duty calls for the year 33,479 

Ambulance calls 234 

Miles covered by ambulance 3,580 

Miles covered by Ford cruising car 35,320 

Miles covered by Chevrolet car 8,420 

Miles covered by motorcycle 100 

Money collected at office for fines imposed by the court $1,173.50 

Money collected at office for non-support $151.00 

Money collected at office for restitution $136.00 

Money collected for revolver permits issued $44.50 

During the past year some changes have been made within the depart- 
ment. On February 16, 1937, Sergeant George B. DeRoche was appointed a 
Lieutenant of Police. This appointment became effective on March 1, 1937. 
On August 15, 1937, Patrolman James A. McFadden, after having served 
the town as a police officer since May 1, 1888 with honor, courage and 
honesty, retired on pension. 

On November 2, the Board of Selectmen, upon my recommendation, 
voted to change the number of sergeants in the department from one to 
two and section one of the Rules and Regulations of the Department was 
changed to comply with the vote. 

On November 2, Patrolmen John M. Wenzel and Water E. Peterson 
were appointed Sergeants. These appointments became effective on De- 
cember 1, 1937. 

On November 2, 1937, Officers Eugene P. Hathaway and Winslow R. 
Smith were appointed from the reserve list to regular patrolmen to fill va- 
cancies in the department. These appointments became effective Decem- 
ber 1/ 

On November 2, John F. Mahoney and Harold J. Maloney were ap- 
pointed reserve officers to fill vacancies. These appointments became ef- 
fective December 1, 1937. 



72 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

During the year the cruising car has been equipped with radio whereby 
oflQcers in the car not only receive messages sent to them from the office by 
way of the Arlington police radio but are able to talk by means of the 
radio in the car to our station at all times. 

This means of communication with the station has proved to be very 
efficient and reliable and during the year it has proven its worth in several 
instances. 

DISCIPLINE 
During the year one officer was dismissed from the department and 
one officer was disciplined for violations of the rules and regulations gov- 
erning the department. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

I recommend the sum of $392.00 for the installation of the teletype 
system, this being necessary owing to the fact that the New England Tele- 
phone Company has increased the price on the private line to the Arlington 
police radio and I had it taken out. 

I recommend the sum of $250.00 for the purpose of purchasing a camera 
and finger print equipment and the furnishing of quarters for the main- 
tenance of the same. 

CONCLUSION 

In closing this report I wish to extend my sincere thanks to the Hon- 
orable Board of Selectmen for the interest and co-operation manifested by 
each of them in all matters pertaining to this department during the 
past year; also to Mr. Donald White for his hearty co-operation, advice 
and time given during the year as Committee on Police. 

To the various town departments who have assisted and co-operated 
with the Police Department in various ways during the year and to each 
and every person who has in any way assisted this department, my thanks. 

I want also to extend my sincere thanks to Dr. Curtis L. Sopher for his 
manifested interest in the department and for the many favors he has done 
for it during the past year. 

I wish to extend my sincere thanks to the Lieutenant, Sergeants and all 
members of the department for their hearty co-operation and their faithful 
discharge of their duties. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN G= GATES, 

Chief of Police 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF FIRE DEPARTMENT 73 

Report of Chief of Fire Department 

Wakefield, Mass., January 1, 1938. 
To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 
Gentlemen: 

I herewith submit my Annual Report of the Fire Department for the 
year ending December 31, 1937, with the total number of alarms, and the 
losses on same as near as is possible to obtain. 

APPARATUS 

There are at the present time 7 pieces of apparatus in this department. 

One Triple Combination purchased from the Seagrave Corp. and put in 
service July, 1924. This piece of apparatus is equipped with a 750-gallon 
centrifugal pump, 1250 ft. of 2% -inch hose, 80-gallon water tank, 200 ft. 
of %-inch hose for booster line, two types of cellar pipes, salvage covers 
for furniture protection, stretcher, canister-type smoke masks, three types 
of extinguishers, fog nozzle for oil and gasoline fires, first-aid kit, ladders, 
and much other equipment necessary for an efficient unit. 

One Double-bank Type 75-ft. Aerial Ladder Truck purchased from the 
Seagrave Corp. and put in service December, 1928. This piece of apparatus 
carries 379 ft. of ladders, 80-gallon water tank, 200 ft. of %-inch hose for 
booster line, booster pump, life net, salvage covers, stretcher, 2 oxygen-type 
masks for heavy concentrations of smoke and gases, 3 canister-type 
masks, 1 portable type Baker water gun, several types of cellar pipes, water 
gun mounted on aerial ladder with 3 -inch hose attached, oxygen tank for 
resuscitation work, and other necessary equipment. 

One Pierce- Arrow Squad Car which was placed in service in 1926. 
Equipment consists of one 1100-gallon capacity water gun mounted, 1000 
ft. of 1 %-inch hose, nozzles, adapters, extinguishers, and other minor 
equipment. 

One White Combination put in service in 1920 and equipped with 
1000 ft. of 21/^ -inch hose, 250 ft. of %-inch hose, 35-gallon chemical tank, 
four types of extinguishers, two canister-type smoke masks, salvage covers, 
ladders, and other necessary equipment. This piece of apparatus has been 
in service for eighteen years and cannot be relied upon. I again urge that 
this machine be replaced this year. 

One Pierce-Arrow Combination put in service in 1927. Equipment con- 
sists of 800 ft, of 21/2 -inch hose, 200 ft. of %-inch hose for booster line; 
booster pump, 52 -gallon water tank, extinguishers, Eastman Deluge Set, and 
other equipment. Due to the fact that this machine was made over from a 
pleasure car and is light in construction for heavy work, this machine is 
used as a reserve piece to replace such other pieces of its type as may be 
forced out of service for repairs. 

One Buick Chief's Car purchased in 1929 and which has been a 
valuable asset to the department's equipment. 

One Triple Combination of 600-gallon capacity stationed at Greenwood. 



74 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Is equipped with centrifugal type pump, 1350 ft. of 2% -inch hose, 200 
ft. of %-inch hose for booster line, 80-gallon water tank, cellar pipe, 
salvage covers, smoke mask, ladders, and other necessary equipment. 

In urging the replacement of Combination No. 1, I feel that this piece 
of apparatus no longer can be relied upon to perform the many emergency 
calls to which it is put during a year. 

I wish to call to your attention the condition of the heater in the 
Central Fire Station. This is a tubular type heater which was installed 
in 1900, when the station was built. In the past few years the shell has 
been patched three times and tubes renev/ed. Boiler inspectors have 
advised that this heater be replaced. 

During the year the department has responded to 354 alarms divided 
as follows: 75 box alarms, and 279 still alarms. 

Estimate of property endangered $201,025.00 

Loss on same 20,101.96 

Insurance on same 220,300.00 

Insurance paid on same 18,851.96 

Transit value 14,400.00 

Transit loss 85.00 

CONCLUSION 
In closing this report I wish to extend my sincere thanks to the 
Honorable Board of Selectmen for the interest and co-operation mani- 
fested by them in all matters pertaining to this department. 

To Mr. Charles F. Young for his hearty co-operation and interest 
during the past year on matters pertaining to this department as Com- 
mittee on Fire Department. 

To the various other Town Departments who have rendered valuable 
assistance by their hearty co-operation with this department during the 
past year. 

To the officers and members of the Fire Department for the prompt 
and faithful discharge of their duties, my sincere thanks are also due. 

To Dr. Curtis L. Sopher, Department Physician, my sincere thanks 
for the interest shown and the valuable aid given to members of this 
department who were injured in the line of duty. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHIEF FRED D. GRAHAM, 

Chief of Fire Department. 



This year has seen the passing away of two loyal members of this 
department. 

On March 20, Captain George Sederquest passed away following a 
brief illness. 

Captain Sederquest was appointed a call-man in June, 1901, and 
assigned to the Ladder Company. 

In April of 1918 he was appointed to the permanent force 

When the two-platoon system went into effect Mr. Sederquest was 
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. 



REPORT OP CHIEF OF FIRE DEPARTMENT 



75 



December 1, 1935, Lieut. Sederquest was promoted to a Captaincy and 
served as such until his death. 

The Fire Department has lost a loyal and efficient officer. 

Death claimed another member of the department on July 19, when 
Henry Fay passed to his reward, following a short illness. 

Mr. Fay was the oldest active member of the Fire Department with 
an enviable record dating back to June, 1876, when he became a member 
of the old Cyrus Wakefield Company. 

In 1881 he was transferred to the Yale. 

On June 2, 1884, he was assigned to the Chemical. 

In May, 1885, he was transferred to the Carter Hose Company, where 
he served as Lieutenant for three years and Captain for one year in 1891. 

On November 16, 1906, Mr. Fay was transferred to the Steamer Com- 
pany and with the abolition of the steani fire engines he was assigned to 
the motorized Engine Company No. 1, serving with this company until 
his death. 

Mr. Pay also acted as "observer" at the Hart's Hill forest fire tower 
for several years. 




GEORGE SEDERQUEST 
1901 - 1937 



HENRY PAY 
1876 - 1937 



76 TOWN OP WAKEPIEIiD 



Report of Forest Warden 



Wakefield, Mass., January 1, 1938. 
To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 
Gentlemen: 

During the past year there was a total of 209 woods and grass fires. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHIEF FRED D. GRAHAM, 

Forest Warden. 



Report of Inspector of Wires 



Wakefield, Mass., January 1, 1938. 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: 

I herewith submit my Annual Report as Inspector of Wires in com- 
pliance with the vote of the Town, 1922. 

There was a total of 387 inspections made. All defects found were 
made *to conform with the National Code. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHIEF FRED D. GRAHAM, 

Wire Inspector 



REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OP STREETS 77 

Report of Superintendent of Streets 

January 20, 1938 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 
Wakefield, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen: 

I respectfully submit the annual report of the work done and the 
expense Incurred in the Highway Department for the year ending December 
31, 1937. 

Appropriation — ^March $ 55,000.00 

Gasoline Tax Refund 383.03 



$ 55,383.03 
Expenditures 53,224.68 



Balance $ 2,158.35 

Receipts: 

N. E. Road Machinery Co. — Sale of Second- 
hand Snow Plows $ 75.00 

Louis Levine — Sale of Junk 53.36 

David Peinburg Company— Sale of Junk 46.60 
Preferred Accident Insurance Co. — Settlement 

of Claim 36.00 
W. E. Wilkinson — Sale of Second-hand Snow 

Plow 25.00 
A. M. Storcker — Sale of Second-hand Asphalt 

Tank 25.00 

John Orsini— Sale of Second-hand Truck 25.00 

Lumbermen's Casualty Co.— Settlement of Claim 8.42 

Boston & Maine Railroad — Use of Roller 6.00 

Carl Ordway^Sale of Second-hand Dump Body 5.00 

Jessie Harrison — Sale of Tar 1.00 

Mr. O'Neill— Sale of Junk 1.00 



$ 307.38 



EXPENDITURES 

Overhead 

Salary of Superintendent $ 2,725.00 

Timekeeper and General Assistant 1,585.46 

Clerk 959.25 

Office 323.96 



$ 5,593.67 



78 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

General Maintenance 

Patrol $ 1,183 .G5 

Patching 1,803.52 

Tar and Sand 6,966.34 

Street Cleaning 576.32 

Repairs to Guard Rail 61.17 

Repairs to Sidewalks 19.78 

Repairs to Equipment 3,868.67 

Resurfacing and Repairs 1,334.21 

Supplies 3,135.86 

New Guard Rail ■ 45.06 

Cleaning Catchbasins 1,319.73 

Street Signs 913.50 

Traffic Lines 466.39 

New Tools 526.44 

Miscellaneous 61.95 

Buildings 1,551.65 

WPA 1,795.33 



$ 25,629.57 

Saturday Afternoons $ 1,627.34 

Holidays 736.79 

Vacations ' 827.70 

Drainage 4,043.29 

Snow and Ice 1,097.68 

Rebuilding 6,889.39 

New Equipment 3,904.75 

Sidewalks 

Removal of Ashes $ 45.89 

Gravel and Dust 124.78 

Cement 194.69 

Lawns 122.42 

Curb 1,081.27 

Stone Bounds 58.80 

Asphalt 1,070.93 

Resetting Curb 15.66 

Retaining Walls 160.06 



$ 2,874.50 

$ 53,224.68 
GENERAL MAINTENANCE 
Patrol — The cleaning of the business sections of the town daily by 
one man. 

Tar and Sand— The following streets, approximately nine (9) miles, 
received surface treatment. 

Avon Street — entire 1400' 
Bancroft Avenue — 500' 
Brook Street— entire 2800' 



REPORT OP SUPERINTENDENT OP STREETS 79 

Byron Street — Albion Street to Gould Street — 650' 

Cedar Street — Auburn Street to Chestnut Street — 200' 

Church Street— entire 2000' 

Clarina Street — entire 300' 

Columbia Road — entire* 500' 

Cooper Street — Grove Street to Main Street — 250' 

Cottage Street — entire 450' 

Crystal Street — entire 750' 

Elm Street— Brook Street 500' east 

Elm Street — Prospect Street 400' north 

Emerald Street — entire 600' 

Evergreen Street — entire 300' 

Parm Street— Woodville School to Nahant Street— 1000' 

Greenwood Street — Crystal Street 400' south 

Grove Street — Hanson Street to Cooper Street — 350' 

Hawthorne Street — entire 500' 

Highland Street — entire 550' 

Lafayette Street — entire 1000' 

Lakeside Avenue — entire 150' 

Laurel Street — entire 700' 

Main Street — Crescent Street to Church Street — west gutter 500' 

Meriam Street — entire 1700' 

Melvin Street — Richardson Street to Bennett Street — 400- 

Morrison Avenue — entire 400' 

Morrison Road — Park A.venue to Morrison Avenue — 300' 

Nahant Street— entire 8300' 

Noi-th Avenue — Winn Street 1400' south 

Park Avenue — entire 1600' 

Parker Road— Prospect Street to Elm Street — 2300' 

Pearl Street — entire 850' 

Pitman Avenue — entire 1000' 

Prospect Street— Cedar Street to Sheffield Road— 2800' 

Prospect Street — Morrison Road West to Hopkins Street — 600' 

Richardson Street — Melvin Street to Wakefield Avenue — 600' 

Salem Street — Pleasant Street to Vernon Street — 700' 

Salem Street — ^Vernon Street to New Salem Street — 2950' 

Sheffield Road— entire 1200' 

Spring Street — Stoneham line — 600' south 

Spring Street — Greenwood Street — 300' west 

Stedman Street — Clarina Street to Dell Avenue — 250' 

Yale Avenue — entire 1400' 

Winn Street — Railroad to North Avenue — 300' 

The cost: Labor $ 1,463.41 

Trucks 136.00 

Material 5,366.93 

$ 6,966.34 



80 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 




Repairs to Equipment — The following is a list of equipment, 


model and 


money spent to keep same in repair which includes both 


labor and 


material: 




Plymouth Coupe, 1937 


$ 87.53 


Dodge Pick-up, 1937 


77.11 


Mack Truck, 1925 


366.15 


Dodge Truck, 1934 


232.38 


Dodge Truck, 1935 


186.63 


Chevrolet Truck, 1935 (Used by WPA) 


63.27 


Ford Truck 1 Ton 1928 


109.01 


Ford Truck 1 Ton (Used by WPA) 


16.93 


Ford Delivery Sedan, 1929 


51.14 


Plymouth Sedan, 1933 


145.75 


Dodge Truck, 1936 


175.77 


Derrick 


36.26 


Jack 


10.76 


Crusher (Motor, Plant) 


565.37 


Shovel %-yard Marion 


272.07 


Gas Roller 6 Ton, 1929 


173.52 


Gas Roller 14 Ton, 1931 


132.33 


Spraying Machine 


72.84 


Water Pump 


3.24 


Best Tractor 5 Ton, 1927 


453.83 


Stone Spreader 


2.27 


Cement Mixer, 1932 


8.71 


Hone 


126.52 


Graders, 1921 and 1928 


195.67 


Cold Patch Mixer, 1928 


20.52 


Holt Tractor 2 Ton, 1925 


12.65 


Hauck Torch 


44.50 


Cletrac 2 Ton, 1935 


2.00 


Cletrac 2 Ton, 1936 


6.32 


Cletrac 2 Ton, 1937 


2.00 


Fordson 


2.00 


Repairs to Tools 


15.06 


Acetylene, Oxygen 


27.64 


Grindstone 


9.33 


Shop 


161.59 



$ 3,868.67 

Resurfacing and Repairs — The following streets were scarified, resnaped 
with gravel, rolled, given two coats of tar and sanded. 
Vernon Street — Cordis Street to Lowell Street 
Montrose Avenue-Sections where WPA eliminated a dangerous 

curve 
Melvin Street— Water Street to Richardson Street, in conjunction 
with the building of concrete cm-b and sidewalk by WPA 



$ 


1,334.21 


$ 


2,396.15 




157.91 




449.88 




43.74 




67.60 




20.58 


$ 


3,135.86 



REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS 81 

Prospect Street — south gutter from Cedar Street for a distance of 
400 lineal feet, 14 feet wide, westerly, was raised and widened 
with crushed stone and asphalt 

Oak Avenue, Mountain Avenue, South Street, and Sylvan Street 
were widened and gravelled. 

The cost: Labor $ 940.97 

Material 393.24 



Supplies- 
Gasoline 
Kerosene 
Lubricating Oil 
Alcohol 
Grease 
Miscellaneous 



Street Signs — Includes the erection of new street signs, trafiQc regula- 
tion signs, railroad warning signs, and the maintenance of existing signs. 

35 New cast aluminum street signs were erected. 

26 New wooden street signs were made and erected. 

36 Old cast aluminum street signs were repainted and erected. 
9 Railroad warning signs replaced missing or defective ones. 

3 Flash warning signs erected. 
3 School zone signs repainted and erected. 
3 "Welcome to Wakefield" signs repainted and erected. 
12 "No Parking" signs on West Water Street, Armory Street and 

Center Street erected. 
1 "One Way" sign erected on Center Street. 

1 Directional sign erected on Main Street (Lakeside). 

2 Town Line signs repainted and erected. 

The cost: Labor $ 451.85 

Material 461.65 



Buildings — 

Janitor 

Light 

Water 

Fuel for heating 

Repairs 



$ 


913.50 


$ 


846.01 




53.62 




50.00 




309.78 




292.24 


$ 


1,551.65 



82 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

WPA — Such highway equipment as could be spared was used on 
Government projects and no rental charged. The operators of the equip- 
ment such as mechanic, shovel operator, roller operator, truck drivers, 
etc., were paid from the highway appropriation, and this year amounted 
to $1,795.33. 

DRAINAGE 
Surface drains laid 

Location 
Laurel Street at Meriam St. 
Myrtle Avenue at Gladstone St, 
Water Street — east of Valley St. 
Aborn Avenue at Pleasant St. 
Jordan Avenue — ^Fox Rd. to Walter Ave. 
Salem Street — west of Vernon St. 
Forest Street 

Prospect Street— west of High St. 
Main Street — ^near Cooper St. 

Main Street at Greenwood Ave. 

Green Street at Oak St. 

Fitch Court 

Melvin Street — Water St. to Rich'son St. 

Stedman Street 

Madison Avenue 

In addition, leaves and debris on tops of catchbasins were cleaned 
and culverts cleared during and after rain storms. 

The cost on the above work was as follows: 

Labor $ 2,040.35 

Trucks 56.42 

Material 1,946.52 



Size 


Length 


Man- 


Catch 


and Type 


in Feet 


holes basins 


12" r.c. 


306 


1 


1 


12" r.c. 


32 




1 


6" v.c. 


4 




1 


12" r.c. 


264 


1 




12" r.c. 


256 


2 




12" r.c. 


370 




2 


6" corr. 


188 




2 
4 


10" v.c. 


10 


1 




30" r.c. 


60 






12" r.c. 


137 






8" corr. 


16 




3 

1 


12" r.c. 


16 






12" r.c. 


400 




3 


12" r.c. 


8 




2 


24" r.c. 


12 


1 





$ 4,043.29 



REBUILDING 

Pleasant Street (Vernon Street to Otis Street) 450' x 24' 
(Pearl Street to Salem Street) 225' x 24' 

The rebuilding of these two sections of roadway accomplished this 
year makes a continuous stretch now from Vernon Street to Salem Street. 
The old siu-face, with rather steep gutters was scarified, reshaped with 



REPORT OP SUPERINTENDENT OP STREETS 83 

gravel, rolled, and then surfaced with 3" of crushed stone and penetrated 

with asphalt. 

The cost of the above was as follows: 

Labor $ 647.81 

Material 794.48 



$ 1,442.29 
Crescent Street (Water Street to Main Street) 1575' x 24' to 32' wide. 
This important artery has been in need of permanent construction 
for many years. The old surface was broken up and reshaped to a better 
cross section, rolled and 3" crushed stone, penetrated with asphalt. One 
inch bituminous concrete type "I" was laid on top for a finish course. 
This type of road surface is gaining favor, particularly on residential 
streets, as it helps to reduce noise of passing cars, is easier to keep clean, 
and to make surface repairs due to other public utilities. A portion 
(60' X 11' wide) of the cement apron in front of the Fire Station was 
broken out and raised with new concrete, thereby improving the entrance. 
During construction, applications for curb were received, and with 
your approval, 274 linear feet of concrete curb were placed. In order to 
prevent surface water from running on private land, it was necessary to 
rebuild 270 linear feet of asphalt walk with 65 linear feet of granite 
retaining wall. 

The cost of the above was as follows: 

Labor $1,961.21 

Trucks 127.00 

Material 3,358.89 



$ 5,447.10 



NEW EQUIPMENT 

1 Two- ton Cletrac with Plow $ 1,795.00 

1 Two-ton Dodge Dump Truck 600.00 

1 One-half ton Dodge Truck 591.75 

1 Burch Stone Spreader 343.00 

1 Second-hand Plymouth Sedan 300.00 

1 -Blade Plow 275.00 



$ 3,904.75 



SIDEWALKS 

In this year's budget was the rebuilding of the asphalt sidewalk on 
the south side of Chestnut Street, between Main Street and North Avenue 
Eight hundred eighty linear feet of asphalt sidewalk were built, and 526 
linear feet of concrete curb were laid. 

The northwest comer of Wakefield Avenue at Water Street was re- 
built with new granite curb and cement sidewalk in accordance with the 
new layout by the County Commissioners. 



84 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Also included in this year's budget was the installation of 269 linear 
feet of granite curb for five abutters on Stedman Street. 

The cost of sidewalk work for the year was: 

Labor $ 1,536.27 

Trucks 8.00 

Material 1,330.23 



$ 2,874.50 



CHAPTER 90 WORK 

This year we resurfaced Vernon Street from a point about 200 feet 
south of Cordis Street to about Foster's Lane, a distance of 2350 linear 
feet X 30 feet wide, type "I" construction, including the very large inter- 
section at Lowell Street. Surface drainage was installed to the town line. 
Fibre ducts were laid at the intersection of Lowell Street for electric wires 
to proposed islands that will be required in the future. 

Appropriation by Town $ 6,675.00 

Allotment from State 8,900.00 

Allotment from County 4,450.00 



Total Allotment * $ 20,025.00 

Expended 19,336.25 



Balance " $ 688.75 

Balance from 1936 $ 1,190.22 

Expended on Account 1,189.95 



Balance $ 0.27 

The reconstruction of Salem Street was continued from where we 
left off in 1936 for a distance of 525 linear feet x 30 feet wide. The old 
surface of bituminous macadam, about 20 feet wide, was saved and 
widened on both sides with crushed stone, and then the entire surface 
was topped with bituminous concrete. Surface drainage was installed 
prior to resurfacing. 

Appropriation by Town $ 1,150.00 

Allotment from State 2,300.00 

Allotment from County 1,150.00 



Total Allotment $ 4,600.00 

Expended 4,593.96 



Balance $ 6.04 

Balance from 1936 $ 836.13 

Expended on Account 833.25 

Balance $ 2.88 



REPORT OP SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS 85 

Chapter 90 Maintenance — ^The following streets received surface treat- 
ment of tar or asphalt: 

Water Street — from Melvin St. to Saugus line 
Salem Street — Charles St. to Lynnfield line 
Lowell Street — Main St. to Reading line 
Albion Street — Byron St. to Stoneham line 

Main Street — Salem Street to White Avenue — on east side, was 
excavated, and crushed stone laid to the curb line, and asphalted. 

Main Street — Forest Street to Melrose line — gutters on both sides were 
excavated and surfaced with pre-mix asphalt type "E" to the new concrete 
curbings installed by WPA. 

Iron rail fence on Main Street, guard rail posts on Lowell Street and 
New Salem Street were painted. 

Appropriation by Town $ 1,700.00 

Allotment from State 1,400.00 

Allotment from County 2,000.00 



Total Allotment $ 5,100.00 

Expended 5,099.86 



Balance $ 0.14 

During the past few years, the department has availed itself of every 
opportunity to employ welfare labor in departmental activities in order 
to effect possible savings in current appropriations. The value of the 
labor received from the Welfare Department on the basis of $3.00 per 
eight-hour day for the year 1937, amounted to $4,089.00, and was dis- 
tributed as follows: 

Patching $ 134.00 

Tar and Sand 116.00 

Street Cleaning 1,021.50 

Guard Rail 3.00 

Sidewalks 81.00 

Grass Plots and Removing Paper 249.00 

Snow and Ice 51.00 

Buildings 27.00 

Snow Pence 78.00 

Drainage 921.25 

Rebuilding 6.00 

Traffic Lines 6.00 
Resurfacing and Repairs (Widening of 

Streets) 1,229.50 

WPA , 165.75 

$ 4,089.00 



86 TOWN OP 


WAKEPIELD 






The value of the labor received 


from 


the 


Soldiers' 


Relief Department 


on the basis of $4.40 per eight-hour day, 


for 


the : 


;rear 


1937, amounted to 


$4,661.35, and was distributed as follows: 










Patching 








$ 


1,091.80 


Tar and Sand 










156.80 


Street Cleaning 










806.60 


Drainage 










349.80 


Street Signs 










176.00 


Grass Plots and Removing Paper 






464.20 


Snow and Ice 










77.00 


WPA 










321.00 


Removal of Ashes 










63.80 


Buildings 










417.20 


Traflac Lines 










152.00 


Sidewalks 










13.20 


Guard Rail 










22.00 


Repairing Equipment 










61.20 


Rebuilding 










22.00 


Repairs to Tools 










144.00 


Resurfacing and Repairs 


(Widening of 






Streets) 










272.15 


Snow Pence 










50.60 



$ 4,661.35 

Respectfully submitted, 

HARRY H. DENNING, 

Superintendent of Streets. 



Report of Supt. of Moth Dept. 



Wakefield, Mass., January 1, 1938. 
To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith .submit my report as Superintendent of the Moth and Tree 
Departments for the year ending December 31, 1937. 

We have found that the Satin Moth and the Brown Tail Moth are 
about the same as in 1936. The Gypsy Moth has increased ten per cent, 
the Elm Leaf Beetle and the Tent Caterpillar have increased twenty-five 
per cent over 1936, The increases of the Gypsy Moth and the Tent 
Caterpillar are very serious. We have found no trace of the Dutch Elm 
Disease as yet but with the increase of the Elm Leaf Beetle comes tihe 
danger of infestation frOm this disease, 



REPORT OP SUPERINTENDENT OF MOTH DEPARTMENT 87 

We have been obliged to cut down 35 shade trees which have died 
from various causes and from the widening of streets. We have planted 
125 young trees along streets where they were needed most. Of these 
trees, 80 were bought with an expenditure of $197.50. The other 45 were 
grown in our own nursery at Broadway. 

We spent $3,906.19 for moth work and spraying; $2,766.79 for trim- 
ming, cutting down trees and cutting brush. 

For other expenditures and appropriations of this department see 
the Town Accountant's Report. 

Respectfully yours, 

JOHN A. LANDRY, 

Superintendent of Moth and Tree Dept. 



Report of Inspector of Buildings 



Wakefield, Mass., January 1, 1938. 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, 
Wakefield, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I submit the following report of my activities for the year 1937: 



Building permits granted 


134 


Building inspections 


304 


Public buildings inspected 


9 


Elevators inspected 


13 


Convalescent homes inspected 


3 


Fire escapes inspected 


10 


Signs and awnings 


20 


Rooming houses inspected 


8 


Inspections after fires 


14 


Buildings torn down - 


5 


Buildings moved to new locations. 


1 


Buildings without permits 


18 


Permits refused 


6 


Oases- to Appeal Board 


2 


Schools inspected 


10 


Permits suspended temporarily for violations 




of building laws 


2 


Complaints invtestigated 


14 


Installing signs or awnings without permits 


7 



88 



TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Approximate valuation of new construction $234,453.00. $239.50 permit 
fees. 

$63,000.00 of the above approximate valuation is for the Lafayette 
School and not taxable. 

I wish to thank the Municipal Light, Water, and Highway Departments 
for helping to promote building and co-operating with me during the year. 
Thanks also are due to Fire Chief Graham for his assistance on fire 
hazards. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH W. MacINNIS, 

Building Inspector. 



Report of Compensation Agent 



Wakefield, Mass., January 1, 1938. 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

Wakefield, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

There were 35 compensation cases in 1937 requiring an expenditure of 
$1,864.90 out of an appropriation of $2,000.00, with a refund to tOwn of 
$81.00, making a total of $2,081.00. 
Expenditures are as follows: 

Appropriation $2,000.00 

Refund 81.00 



Total 



Water Dept. 11 injuries cost $ 897.84 
Sewer Dept. 18 injuries cost 53.10 

Highway Dept. 7 injuries cost 913.96 



$ 2,081.00 



$1,864.90 



Balance $ 216.10 

There was one case before the Industrial Accident Board during the 
year, case settled by attorneys on both sides satisfactorily to the injiu-ed 
and myself. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH W. MacINNIS, 

CompensEtion Agent. 



REPORT OF TOWN COUNSEL 89 



Report of Town Counsel 



Wakefield, Mass., January 18, 1938. 
To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 
Wakefield, Mass. 
Gentlemen : 

As Town Counsel for the year 1937, I make the following report con- 
cerning the legal affairs of the town, largely relating to matters in the 
Courts. 

Pending — One suit in tort for alleged injury from defect in 
highway for $5,000.00 

Pending — One suit in tort for alleged injury from, defect in 
highway for $3,000.00. 

Pending — One suit in tort for alleged injury from defect in 
highway for $3,000.00. 
This last case to be defended by Insurance Co. 

Pending — Contract Action by City of Boston for $20,000.00 for claims for aid 
under welfare assistance. To a great extent these are barred by 
the statute of limitations. There has been filed for the town, a 
counter claim in set-off $2,389.32. 

Pending — Claim by Real Estate and Building Association for damages — 
Gould Street widening. 

Disposed of — One petition for damages for street relocation (Gould Street). 
Finding by Auditor, whose findings are to be final, for petitioner 
for $17.00. 

One tax title foreclosure tried in Land Court. Finding for Town. 
In the so-called Muccio Case Action of Contract v. Town for 
$1,770.17, originally brought in tort, a demurrer was filed on 
behalf of the Town, setting up in effect that it was beyond the 
lawful authority of the Legislature to authorize and beyond the 
lawful authority of the Town to vote payment which in effect 
was a gift to a private person. Judge Brooks heard the case, re- 
ceived briefs from both attorneys, and sustained the demurrer. 
Two small claims for damages for street corner roundings were 
settled for $25.00 and $17.00, respectively. 

B. & M. Railroad Equity Case, relating to Greenwood culvert, 
dismissed by agreement. 

Margaret T. Curley v. Town Highway Defect Case, settled for 
$175.00. 

Boynton et al v. Selectmen, re Spring Street. Bill in Equity 
dismissed. 

Three petitions for damages from street widenlngs and sewer 
a^essments dismissed at call of list without trial. 



90 TOWN OP WAKEFIEUD 

The Town has one action pending for relief, paid to Maiden Hospital, 
on Wakefield settlement case. 

Besides attending the Selectmen's weekly meetings, I have been present 
at many other officials' meetings and have attended and given advice to the 
Retirement Board and have acted on a Central Committee at the State 
House with auditors and town and city legal advisers on retirement law 
problems. 

Eight tax titles were filed in the Land Court for foreclosure. See 
Treasurer's Report for titles held by Town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MAYNARD E. S. CLEMONS. 

Town Counsel 



REPORT OP ANIMAL INSPECTOR 91 



Report of Animal Inspector 



Wakefield, Mass., January 10, 1938. 
To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: 

At this time I wish to submit my report as Animal Inspector for the 
year ending December 31, 1937. 

There have been 183 heads of cattle and 21 cow barns inspected. 

There have been 55 dogs placed in quarantine. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE A. BENNETT, 

Animal Inspector. 



Report of Dog Officer 



Wakefield, Mass., January 10, 1938. 
To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 
Gentlemen: 

At this time I wish to submit my report as Dog Officer for the year 
ending December 31, 1937. 

I have answered 217 calls, and have canvassed the town four times for 
unlicensed dogs. 

There have been 42 dogs returned to their rightful owners, 31 dogs 
gassed and 38 dogs sent to the Animal Rescue League. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE A. BENNETT, 

Dog Officer. 



92 



TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Report of Sealer of Weights and Measures 



Wakefield, Mass., January 2, 1938 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen. 
Gentlemen: 

I respectfully submit the following report for the year 1937. 





Adjusted 


Sealed 


Condemned 


Platform scales 5000 lbs. or over 




3 




Platform scales under 5000 lbs. 


5 


30 




Counter scales 100 lbs. or over 




2 




Counter scales under 100 lbs. 


1 


27 




Spring scales 100 lbs. or over 


2 


8 




Spring scales under 100 lbs. 


7 


72 




Computing scales 100 lbs. or over 


2 


3 




Computing scales under 100 lbs. 


7 


62 




Prescription scales 




6 




Avoirdupois weights 


1 


306 




Metric weights 




68 




Apothecary weights 




91 




Personal weighing 




16 




Liquid measures 




4 




Meters 1-inch inlets 


14 


91 


20 


Meters over 1-inch inlets 


27 


27 


4 


Gasoline pumps 


14 


99 


22 


Oil measuring pumps 




1 




Quantity stop on pumps 




50 




Yard sticks 




29 




Cloth measuring devices 




2 




Fees collected, $138.50. 








13250 gallons pumped with meter 


tester 






Respectfully submitted, 








JAMES J. DEVLIN, 








Sealer. 



REPORT OF SWEETSER LECTURE COMMITTEE 



93 



Report of Sweetser Lecture Committee 



SEASON OF 1937 

Receipts 

Income from invested funds 

Received from sale of tickets 

Season tickets sold by pupils 

Season tickets sold at lectures 

Single tickets sold at lectures 

Season tickets sold by stores 

Bonney & Dutton 

Greenwood Pharmacy 

Smith's Drug Store 

Nat Eaton's Drug Store 

Nagle's Drug Store 

Item Ofi&ce 

Total 



$ 302.50 





530 


397.50 




23 


17.25 




460 


115.00 




178 


133.50 


69 






20 






25 






12 






5 






47 







$ 965.75 



Expenses 

Oct. 13, 1937 Lucius Beebe $ 100.00 

Oct. 20, 1937 Capt. G. T. Plummer 60.00 

Oct. 27, 1937 Mrs. Mary L. J. Akeley 150.00 

Nov. 3, 1937 Melinda Alexander 100.00 

Nov. 10, 1937 Donald B. MacMillan 75.00 

Nov. 17, 1937 Rev. Cornelius Greenway 75.00 

Daily Item, Advertising and printing $ 91.90 

Ticket Boys 12.00 

Police and Firemen at lectures 30.00 

Electrical work 6.65 

Machine operator 41.00 

Orchestra 54.00 

Amplifier 24.00 

Telephone, postage, miscellaneous 6.37 

Balance to Sweetser Charities 



Total 



E. V. YEUELIi 
THOMAS F. KENNEY 
GEORGE E. POTTER 
CHARLES J. PETERSON 
CYRUS M. DOLBEARE 
HARRY I. REED 



$ 560.00 



$ 265.92 
139.83 

$ 965.75 



94 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Report of Sweetser Charity Fund 



January 1, 1937 — January 1, 1938 
Charlotte R. Fitz, Treasurer 

Receipts 

Balance brought forward January 1, 1937 $ 384.77 

Dividends Wakefield Savings Bank: 



February 1, 1937 
August 1, 1937 
Gift from Monday Club, January 7, 1937 
Sweetser Lecture Committee, November 24, 1937 




3.12 

2.57 

10.00 

139.83 


Total Receipts 


$ 


540.29 


Expenditures 






For Charity, January 1, 1937 — January 1, 1938 


$ 


254.12 


Leaving Balance on hand January 1, 1938 
As follows: 

In Wakefield Trust Company 
In Wakefield Savings Bank 


$ 

$ 72.32 
213.85 


286.17 



Total on hand $ 286.17 

CHARLOTTE R. FITZ, 

Treasurer Sweetser Charity Fund. 



REPORT OF CONTRIBUTORY RETIREMENT BOARD 95 



Report of Contributory Retirement Board 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, 
Wakefield, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen: 

Pursuant to acceptance by the Town of Chapter 318, of the Acts of 1936, 
covering Contributory Retirement Systems, the Board of Selectmen ap- 
pointed the following as members of the Retirement Board: James M. 
Henderson, for a term of three years; Charles C. Cox, for a term of two 
years; and Leonard H. DeMarco, for a term of one year. 

The Retirement Board organized on July 1, 1937, by the election of 
Leonard H. DeMarco as chairman, and Charles C. Cox as secretary. Up 
to the end of 1937, the Board has met on an average of once a week. 
There were approximately two hundred and fifty (250) employees eligible 
to enter the Retirement System, of whom twenty-eight (28) employees had 
previously elected to be placed under the Veterans' Retirement Act. As 
of December 31, 1937, the membership in the system numbers one hundred 
and fifty-nine (159), and of this number there have been retired: Police 
Department, one; Water and Sewer Department, four; Light and Gas De- 
partment, two; School Department, two; Assessors, one; or a total of ten. 
There are at present six applications for retirement pending. In addition, 
there are eleven employees who are over seventy years of age, who were 
granted permission to continue in the service for a period not to exceed 
two years from July 1, 1937, and are eligible for retirement at any time 
during 1938, the maximum cost of which will be approximately $3,800.00. 

Up to the close of the year, there has been paid out in pensions, to 
retired members, the sum of $2,034.24. At the present time, the total 
amount of monthly pension payments is $562.18. The total amount of 
contributions from members, deducted from payrolls, as of December 31, 
1937, is $4,985.76, and a like amount to be appropriated by the town, together 
with three per cent interest, guaranteed under the law. 

There is presented below a Cash Statement up to December 31, 1937. 

Receipts 

Appropriated by the Town for payment of pensions $ 4,500.00 
Appropriated by the Town for expense Ret. Board 500.00 

Transferred from Reserve, expense Ret. Board 400.00 

— $ 5,400.00 

Prom members' contributions 4.985.76 

Total $ 10,385.76 



98 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Payments 

For pensions to retired members $ 2,034.91 

For expense of Retirement Board 

Clerical Assistance $ 464.70 

Filing Cabinet 30.00 

Accounting Books, Card System 123.38 

Office Supplies, Stationery, Print- 
ing, etc. 64.14 



682.22 
— $ 2,717.13 



Balance $ 7,668.63 

The above balance is made up of the following 
Fimds: 

Annuity Savings $ 4,963.88 

Annuity Reserve 21.21 

Pension Accumulation 2,465.76 

Expense 217.78 



$ 7,668.63 

Respectfully submitted, 

LEONARD H. DeMARCO, Chairman, 
JAMES M. HENDERSON, 
CHARLES C. COX, Secretary, 

Contributory Retirement Board 



REPORT OP W. P. A. AGENT AND CO-ORDINATOR 97 



Report of W. P. A. Agent and Co-ordinator 

For the Year 1937 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, 
Gentlemen: 

The following report on WPA activities during the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1937, is hereby submitted: 

The type of work this year has changed materially from that of 
previous years. Less work on playground and drainage development has 
been done and more of a construction nature. The remodeling of the old 
Lafayette School Building and the construction of a new Pumping Station 
to serve the town's needs at the wells, the town's auxiliary water supply, 
have been a departure from previous procedure. Also an extensive program 
of street building has been begun. As a result the percentage of expense 
to the town has been materially increased, amounting to 23% as compared 
with 17% previously. This year $60,465.37 of the town's money was ex- 
pended along with $199,365.78 of Federal Funds, as compared with 
$54,922.67 of town money and $267,087.74 of Federal Funds in 1936. 

Taking into consideration the total Government payroll for Wakefield 
persons working in Wakefield and elsewhere, which equalled $231,315.78, 
and adding the town contribution of $60,465.37, the total amounts to 
$291,781.15, with the town's share of the expense 20^/2%. 

Since May, 1937, the WPA authorities in Boston have assumed the 
assignment of all persons and recommendations of this office have been 
declined. As a result many assignments have been made where a partially 
disabled or unqualified person has been assigned to a project requiring 
good physical condition or the knowledge of some trade for its proper 
prosecution. As a direct result the previous efficiency and morale of 
workers have been seriously affected and most of the projects have not 
been finished when the Federal Funds were exhausted. 

In May the quota of 315 workers was cut to 220 and soon after, all 
aliens were dropped from the lists. The Sewing and White Collar 
Projects ran out of Federal Funds and the workers were dropped. As a 
result of the foregoing decreases, there were only about 135 persons working 
on July 15. The Sewing Project for 17 persons was reinstituted but a total 
of 10 persons were all that was allowed. Persistent requests for increases 
made by the Board of Selectmen to the WPA gradually brought increases 
in the number of workers so that at the end of the year 193 persons were at 
work. 

The second principal difficulty in getting satisfactory production has 
been the limited number of hours of work. Many classes of mechanics 
work only 12 to 15 hours a week, and when they return on the following 



98 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



week they usually do not work on the construction they previously left 
as it is necessary to run two shifts on projects to prevent the dragging 
out over too long a period, with the attendant disturbance of conditions 
and possible hazards to the public. 

No serious accident has occurred this year and the minor injuries have 
been very few. To each Project is assigned a First Aid Man who has 
passed the First Aid Course, and all injuries are immediately given 
attention. 

The Transient Camp at Camp Curtis Guild was discontinued this 
year and many of the men took up residence in Wakefield, adding to the 
number on the Wakefield list of eligible workers. 

Due to the remodeling of the old Lafayette School, the Sewing Project 
and Commodities Distribution Center were shifted to the Hamilton School. 

The National Youth Administration group of girls assisting in the 
WPA Office was dropped in June. Two N. Y. A. girls are employed at 
the Library. 

The WPA authorities still operate the Nursery School at the Franklin 
School with two teachers assigned. 

At least a score of Wakefield persons have been employed by WPA 
during the year, out of town, exclusive of those assigned to State Beau- 
tification work. 

At the close of the year of 1937 there were over 300 people eligible for 
WPA assignment. 

Appended is a schedule which details the expenditures on the various 
projects carried on this past year. 

I wish to thank the various Boards of the Town and the Superintend- 
ents of the different departments for their willing and earnest co-opera- 
tion and also to especially thank Mrs. Vera North for her loyalty and 
effort as Secretary of the local WPA Office. Her knowledge of require- 
ments, sympathy for the WPA workers and untiring zeal have won the 
commendation and praise of WPA officials. 

, Respectfully submitted, 

J. T. WHITNEY, 



WPA Sponsor's Agent and Co-ordinator. 







Fed. Funds 






WPA 




Lafayette 








Sponsor 


Available 


Fed. Funds 


Town Funds 


A ppropriation 


Bond Issue 


School Fund 




Breakdown 




Number Name of Project 


1937 


Spent 1937 


Spent Total 


Spent 1937 


Spent 1937 


Spent 1937 


Material 


Equipment 


Other Costs 


4 


Sewing Project 


$ 16,288.28 


$ 16,272.28 


$ 578.11 


$ 252.16 






$ 32.47 


$ 80.80 


$ 138.89 


9 


Trimming Trees 


1,374.92 


1,355.42 


1,020.23 


9.57 








9.57 




16 


Gypsy Moth 


9,342.00 


5,092.30 


73.12 


73.12 








73.12 




22 


Nasella Playground 


4,860.12 


2,384.15 


13.08 


.10 










.10 


24 


Miscellaneous Street Repairs 


4,030.84 


3,807.10 


2,974.49 


946.52 






403,37 


363.79 


179.36 


27 


Sidewalks (6057) 






6,498.38 


2.30 






• 2.30 






28 


Sidewalks (8215) 


37,064.07 


32,932.56 


9,652.05 


6,021.44 






2,923.99 


2,297.35 


800.10 


32 


Repairs to School Buildings 


323.76 


222.93 


1,981.11 


24.79 






24.79 






36 


Drainage 


29,506.00 


9,378.12 


40.48 


40.48 






3.75 


36.24 


.49 


42 


Recreation 


7,159.48 


3,809.30 


98.81 


83.51 








39.52 


43.99 


43 


World War History 


761.69 


760.65 


403.39 


109.25 






36.90 


71.85 


.50 


44 


Painting Plre Stations 


454.10 


419.00 


203.54 


69.05 






69.05 






46 


Town Hall Painting 


1,685.00 


1,607.50 


641.15 


641.15 






631.45 




9.70 


48 


Park, Hopkins and Prospect StB. 


1,944.00 


772.50 


453.68 


453.68 






305.85 


147.83 




49 


Greenwood Playground No. 2 


1,833.56 


1,761.20 


2,903.12 


75.05 






.72 


74.25 


.08 


50 


Infirmary Repairs 


766.00 


529.02 


276.29 


276.29 






276.29 






52 


Moulton Playground 


12,073.78 


12,048.20 


1,977.17 


1,977.17 






836.51 


945.21 


195.45 


53 


Forest Glade Cemetery 


12,833.63 


12,376.52 


2,599.10 


2,451.17 






1,603.31 


833.59 


14.27 


35-54 


Butler Avenue 


3,003.70 


473.54 


7,081.97 


1,064.32 






949.06 


108.76 


6.50 


57 


Sawing Wood 


1,082.00 


947.31 


96.23 


96.23 






19.96 


31.20 


45.07 


59 


Precast Curbing 


8,576.00 


7,566.02 


2,814.79 


2,814.79 






2,142.72 


419.38 


252.69 


62 


Water Pipes, Strathmore Road 


2,022.00 


1.295.18 


418,20 


418.20 






407.70 


10.50 




63 


Pumping Station 


7,922.00 


7,553.90 


4,095.66 


4,095.66 






3,602.08 


358.01 


135.57 


58-70 


Fox Road and Swain Place 


10,694.63 


10,156.25 


5,364.71 


1,614.82 


3,749.89 




3,329.46 


1,425.75 


609.50 


75 


New Street Construction 


25,595.00 


7,522.67 


















Converse Street 






4,420.62 




4,420.62 




1,690.00 


2,159.49 


571.13 




Central Street 






731.87 




731.87 




292.92 


380.03 


58.92 




Gladstone Street 






331.88 




331.88 




137.40 


143.81 


50.67 




Oakledge Road 






54.80 




54.80 




54.80 






76 


Sewing Project (New) 


6,034.00 


2,0«6.69 


103.42 


103.42 






3.20 


6.96 


93.26 


78 


Strathmore Road Construction 


1,532.00 


703.80 


2,804.61 




527.43 




398.91 


99.63 


28.89 


61-79 


Lafayette School 


61,693.00 


53,737.67 


20,533.72 


3,533.72 




17,000.00 


18,042.67 


1,271.21 


1,219.84 




Commodities 


*1,794.00 


* 1,794.00 


360.52 


360.52 






6.12 


39.04 


315.36 




Medical 






185.55 


185.55 






185.55 








Miscellaneous WPA 






1,436.89 


1,436.89 






1,008.34 


390.25 


38.30 




Miscellaneous, Road Construction 






22.46 




22.46 








22.46 




Administration 






3,497.40 


3,497.40 






42.60 


251.40 


3,203.40 




State Projects 






898.10 


898.10 








898.10 








$199,365.78 




1 33,626.42 


$ 9,838.95 


$ 17,000.00 


$ 39,464.24 


$ 12,966.64 


$ 8,034.49 




Non-Town Projects: 






















State Projects 




*$ 12,000.00 


















Nursery School Project 




* 2,040.00 


















N. Y. A. Workers 




* 1,110.00 


















Wakefield Persons Assigned Outside 


* 16,800.00 


















$231,315.78 





* Estimated. 



REPORT OP BOARD OF ASSESSORS 99 



Report of Board of Assessors 



Wakefield, Mass., January 13, 1938. 
To the Citizens of Wakefield: 

We herewith submit the Annual Report of the Assessors' Department 
for the year ending December 31, 1937. 

State Tax $ 37,375.00 
Charles River Basin (Loan Fund) 2,226.69 
Metropolitan Parks Loan S. Fund 8,945.52 
Metropolitan Planning Division 140.70 
Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund Ser. 2 1,024.22 
Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund (Nantasket Main- 
tenance) 778.83 
Wellington Bridge Maintenance 19.79 
Metropolitan Sewerage Loan S. Fund 14,486.66 
Abatement of Smoke Nuisance 219.74 
Auditing Municipal Accounts 76.83 
Care of Civil War Veterans 540.00 
West Roxbury - Brookline Parkway 7.46 



Total State and Metropolitan Charges $ 65,841.44 

County Tax 33,029.63 



Total State, Metropolitan and County Charges $ 98,871.07 

Under-estimated Charges in 1936: 

State Tax $ 1,625 .Op 
Metropolitan Parks Loan S. Fund 394.88 

Metropolitan Planning Division 63.77 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund Ser. 2 296.30 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund (Nantasket 

Maintenance) 56.16 

Ocean Avenue, Revere Highway 840.99 

Ways in Maiden, Braintree, Weymouth and 

Hingham .90 



Total Under-estimated Charges for 1936 

to enter into the 1937 Tax Levy $ 3,278.00 

Total State, Metropolitan and County Charges $ 98,871.07 



Total Charges to enter into Levy for State, 

Metropolitan and County Charges $102,149.07 

Charges for Town Purposes $936,278.78 

Transferred from Overlay Surplus to Reserve 19,000.00 



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Old Age Assistance (1933) 
Overlay for 1937 

Total Gross Levy 
Estimated Receipts 

Transfer from Light Department to Treasury 
Transfer from Overlay Surplus to Reserve 
4854 Polls at $2.00 each 



$272,041.50 

27,697.57 

19,000.00 

9,708.00 



748.00 
22,823.79 

$1,080,999.64 



Total Receipts 
Net Levy 



Rate of Taxation, $36.20 per $1,000 



$ 328,447.07 



$ 752,552.57 



TOWN VALUATIONS 

Buildings 

Land 

Personal 

Total Valuations 
Loss in Valuations 1937 
Bonded Debt of Town January 1, 1937 
Payments made in 1937 

Balance of Bonded Debt 
New Bonds issued July 1, 1937 

Bonded Debt of Town January 1, 1938 

Assets of Town including Land and Buildings, 

Municipal Light Plant, Water Works, Sewer, 

and Tangible Personal Property 
Less Bonded Debt 

Assets above Liabilities 



$15,911,950.00 
3,931,105.00 

945,690.00 
$20,788,745.00 
$ 189,575.00 
$ 628,500.00 

123,500.00 

$ 505,000.00 
66,000.00 

$ 571,000.00 



4,762,509.00 
571,000.00 

$ 4,191,509.00 



PROPERTY EXEMPT PROM TAXATION 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Land and Buildings $ 140,500.00 

Literary Institutions 200,400.00 

Benevolent Institutions 23,350.00 

Organizations of Veterans 7,700.00 

Houses of Religious Worship 593,400.00 

Cemeteries, Land and Buildings 69,200.00 

Total $1,034,550.00 



REPORT OF BOARD OF ASSESSORS 101 

Number of Polls assessed (a gain of 21 since date 

of Tax Levy) 4,875 

Number of Motor Vehicles assessed 4,460 

Valuation of Motor Vehicles $ 1,102,970.00 

Excise Tax committed in 1937 $ 30,952.44 

Number of Dwelling Houses assessed 3,405 
Number of Persons, Partnerships and Corporations 

assessed 4,293 

Value of Assessed Stock in Trade $ 206,825.00 

Value of Machinery assessed $ 179,345.00 

Value of Real Estate assessed $19,843,055.00 

Value of Live Stock assessed $ 20,350.00 

Value of all other Ratables assessed $ 539,170.00 

Number of Horses assessed 28 

Number of Cows assessed 136 

Number of Swine assessed 47 

Number of Fowl assessed 9,797 

Number of Acres of Land in Town 4,000 

Number of Acres, Lake Quannapowitt 247.94 

Number of Acres, Crystal Lake 82.86 

Number of Acres, Town Common 2.5 

Number of Acres, Park at Lakeside 6.75 

Number of Acres, Hart's Hill Park 23.06 

Number of Acres, Cemetery on Church Street 4.14 

Number of Acres, Cemetery on Lowell Street 35.00 

Area of Town Rockery 4,300 Sq. Ft. 

Respectfully submitted by Wakefield Assessors, 

HUGH CONNELL, Chairman 

DAVID SLINEY 

ARTHUR C. VERGE, Secretary 



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Report of Board of Health 



To the Citizens of Wakefield: 

It seems fitting to continue a four-year comparison of infectious and 
reportable diseases to present a picture of the health conditions for the 
four-year periods. 





1934 


1935 


1936 


1937 


Tuberculosis 


9 


16 


7 


16 


Diphtheria 


5 











Pneumonia 


9 


9 


11 


18 


Poliomyelitis 


1 


4 





1 


Measles 


89 


5 


32 


434 


Mumps 


8 


2 


34 


33 


Chicken Pox 


14 


34 


5 


10 


Septic Sore Throat 





1 





3 


Scarlet Fever 


10 


3 


21 


45 


Typhoid Fever 





1 





(8) Paratyphoid 


Dog Bites 


26 


71 


55 


42 



The Board of Health feels that interesting and enlightening infor- 
mation for the townspeople is presented in the following list of diseases 
legally reportable in Massachusetts. 



Actinomycosis 

Anterior Poliomyelitis 

Anthrax 

Asiatic Cholera 

Chicken Pox 

Cholecystitis of Typhoid Origin 

Diphtheria 

Dog Bite 

Dysentery 

a. Amebic 

b. Bacillary 
Encephalitis Lethargica 
German Measles 
Glanders 

Hookworm Disease 
Infectious Disease of the Eye: 

a. Ophthalmia Neonatorum 

b. Suppurative Conjunctivitis 

c. Trachoma 
Leprosy 

Lobar Pneumonia 
Malaria 



Measles 
Meningitis 

a. Meningococcus 

b. Pfeiffer Bacillus 
Mumps 

Paratyphoid Fever A 
Paratyphoid Fever B 
Pellagra 

Plague 

Rabies 

Scarlet Fever 

Septic Sore Throat 

Small Pox 

Tetanus 

Trichinosis 

Tuberculosis (all forms) 

Typhoid Fever 

Typhus Fever 

Undulant Fever 

Whooping Cough 

Yellow Fever 



REPORT OP BOARD OF HEALTH 103 

The Health Nurse, Miss Russell, has made the following visits to 

homes in connection with the above-named infectious and reportable 
diseases. 

Tuberculosis — including contacts 652 

Scarlet Fever 102 

Measles 410 

Whooping Cough 3 

Mumps • 10 

Dog Bites 5 

Venereal 8 

Miss Russell has, during the year 1937, made the following hospital 
visits in connection with the needs of Wakefield patients, either being 
hospitalized or in connection with their admittance to various T B 
Sanatoriums : 

2 trips to Essex County Sanatorium, Middleton, Mass. 
9 trips to Middlesex County Sanatorium, Waltham, Mass. 
28 trips to North Reading State Sanatorium, North Reading, Mass. 

1 trip to Rutland State Sanatorium, Rutland, Mass. 

2 trips to Newton Hospital, Newtonville, Mass. 

1 trip to Lakeville State Sanatorium, Middleboro, Mass. 

2 trips to Melrose Hospital, Melrose, Mass. 

1 trip to Tresian Private Hospital, Waltham, Mass. 

It seems wise to continue the comparison of cost of these reportable 
diseases. 

1934 1935 1936 1937 

Tuberculosis $2,250.89 $2,198.67 $3,336.65 $6,598.93 

Scarlet Fever 104.62 189.00 413.00 1,039.00 

Other Contagion 189.30 479.29 551.67 668.70 

As heretofore under heading of other contagion is carried the expenses 
arising from dog bites, anti-rabic clinic, anti-rabic treatment of humans, 
if any; typhoid fever, or other forms of reportable diseases. In the future, 
under a recent state regulation, anti-rabic treatment of humans will be 
reimbursed by the county, only when the dog which has bitten the human 
is licensed. Any treatment caused by an unlicensed dog must be paid for 
by the town. 

From this condition it appears that extra care must be taken to see 
that all dogs are licensed at once on the date when such licenses are payable. 

The Board of Health will continue its anti-rabic clinic for dogs and 
ask all dog owners to present their dogs for immunization. 

The amount of T. B. subsidy payable to Wakefield by the state for* 
1937 wiU be $1,773.57. 

For the third year successively there has not been a single case of 
diphtheria. This record gives added force to the belief in the value of 
diphtheria immunization. This work, as in the past, is done by Dr. Charles 
E. Montague, school physician. 

At thie present time, January 1, 1938, Wakefield has patients as follows 



104 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

at TB hospitals: Eight at Middlesex County Sanatorium, Waltham, Mass.; 
two at Lakeville State Sanatorium, Middleboro, Mass.; one at North Read- 
ing State Sanatorium, North Reading, Mass. This compares with two — 
one and one, respectively, a year ago. 

The Board of Health, acting under Section 128, Chapter 94, with the 
approval of the State Department of Public Health, appointed Dr. Cor- 
nelius Thibeault as Inspector of Slaughtering. No slaughtering was done 
in Wakefield for the year 1937. 

The Board of Health again stresses the wish that all refuse which 
gathers around the house be taken to one of the three dumps, which have 
the care of the Board — Salem Street, Aborn Avenue, or Green Street. 

This Board has made arrangements for opening a dump on North 
Avenue, notices of which will be made public later. 

May we hope for full co-operation of the townspeople in the care of 
refuse to the end that the whole town may be clean, and its approaches 
attractive. 

WESLEY S. GOODWIN, Chairman 
CARL E. ALLISON, M. D. 
NED C. LOUD, Secretary 



Tuberculosis Dispensary Report 



The annual report of the Tuberculosis Dispensary is herewith respect- 
fully submitted. 

The Dispensary is open the first and third evenings in the month from 
8 to 9 and the second and fourth Tuesday afternoons from 3.30 to 4.30. 

We have examined at the dispensary during the year patients dis- 
charged from sanatoriums, contact cases, suspicious cases of tuberculosis, 
and a number of underweight children. Eighty-one examinations were 
made. 

A great many cases examined at the Dispensary are sent to North 
Reading State Sanatorium for further chest examination, X-rays and 
Von Pirquet tests. Miss Russell makes the appointments and arranges 
for transportation, if the patients are unable to provide transportation. 
Seventy patients were examined at North Reading Sanatorium this j^ear, 
ten at Middlesex County Sanatorium, and several at the Massachusetts 
General Hospital. We have several patients who are taking Pneumo- 
thorax treatment at the Middlesex Sanatorium — two having treatment 
every two weeks, one every four weeks. One patient had to have Alpine 
Lamp treatment for tubercular glands. This treatment was given at the 



REPORT OF HEALTH OFFICER 105 

Massachusetts General Hospital. Transportation was provided by the 
Health Department. 

We have at the present time eight patients at the Middlesex County 
Sanatorium, two at Lakeville State Sanatorium, one at North Reading 
State Sanatoriimi. 

Respectfully submitted, 

IRA W. RICHARDSON, M. D., 

Dispensary Physician. 
NELLIE B. RUSSELL, R.N. 

Dispensary Nurse. 



Report of Health Officer 



To the Board of Health. ! 

Gentlemen: 

I herewith submit my report as Health Officer for the year ending 
December 31, 1937. 

I have been in daily attendance at the office throughout the year and 
find the work has increased somewhat from that of preceding years in 
that general complaints have become more numerous. Overflowing cess- 
pools and unsanitary accumulation of rubbish, in congested areas, have 
been the cause of many complaints. 

The latter presents a problem to which the town will have to give 
serious and constructive consideration in the near future. 

Garbage complaints, in many instances, have not been justified be- 
cause of unsatisfactory containers which cannot be readily handled by 
the collectors. In this respect, I would recommend an underground con- 
tainer, if possible; otherwise the installation of a uniform receptacle 
with a cover which cannot be removed by dogs or other animals. 

It will be noted that fewer permits have been issued this year for the 
keeping of swine, a practice that in time should be regulated by the Board 
to meet the present day trend toward a residential community. 

Much time has been spent, out of office hours, this year, in posting 
contagious disease w^arning cards, as well as in the general supervision 
of the three town dumps. 

Eight hundred thirty-nine inspections and adjustinents have been 
handled through this office in the past year and all with gratifying results. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DAVID TAGGART, 

Health Offlcer. 



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Report of Plumbing Inspector 



To the Wakefield Board of Health: 

I herewith submit my report for- the year ending December 31, 1937. 

Number of permits granted 90 

Number of fixtures installed 423 
Divided as follows: 

Lavatories 71 

Bath tubs 48 

Closets 90 

Sinks 75 

Wash Trays 81 

Boilers 47 

Showers 9 

Fountains 2 

Total 423 
I have made 233 inspections during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DAVID TAGGART, 

Inspector of Plumbing. 



Report of the Inspector of Milk and Food 



To the Board of Health. 
Gentlemen : 

Herewith is submitted my report as Inspector of Milk and Food for 
the year ending December 31, 1937. 

The work of this bureau during the year just past may be divided 
into two separate branches: namely, office work and field work. 

The office work for this period consisted of the issuing of all licenses 
and permits pertaining to milk sales, milk processing, ice cream manu- 
facturing and oleomargarine sales. Also coming under this branch is the 
notification and recording of analytical tests, the keeping of all other 
office records and carrying on of a general correspondence that arises in 
relation to this work. 

There has been issued from this office during the year a total of 
155 licenses and piermits, as well as appi'oximately 200 other pieces of 



REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WELFARE 107 

correspondence. OfBce work of this nature was engaged in, on approxi- 
mately three days of each week. 

The field work consisted of dairy farm inspections, milk plant in- 
spections and the collection of milk samples for analyses. 

The work of food inspection during the year, which also comes under 
this branch, consisted chiefly of observations, check-ups for regulation 
infractions and answering complaints. 

There has been an approximate total of 84 visits made to dairy farms 
and milk processing plants, comprising both local and out-of-town calls. 
There were also 168 samples of milk collected for testing and 100 visits 
made on food inspection work. 

Three conventions were attended for educational and instructive 
purposes. (Expense borne by me.) 

Automobile transportation consumed approximately 3000 miles, an 
expense also borne by me. 

In concluding I wish to say that the work of the past year has 
effected excellent results, as the records in the office show the milk sold 
throughout the year 1937 to be of the finest quality ever sold in this town. 

A comparison of the records of ten years ago will show that the work 
has doubled in that time. 

The total office receipts for the year amounted to $111.50. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LAURENCE E. DOUCETT, 

Inspector of Milk and Food. 



Report of Board of Public Welfare 



To the Citizens of Wakefield: 

In view of the substantial reduction in welfare expenses during the 
past year the citizens may be under the impression that there is a vast 
improvement in the welfare situation in this Town, but the heavy demand 
which has arisen during the past two months show that such is not the 
case, and the welfare expenditures for 1938 will show a substantial increase 
in the amount to be expended. 

Temporary 

Aid Total 

14 123 
13 133 

15 118 
IB 112 





Families 


Mothers' 


Aid 


January 


98 


11 




February 


107 


13 




March 


89 


14 




ApTil 


82 


14 





108 


TOWN 


OP 


WAKEFIET.D 






May- 


69 




14 


14 


97 


June 


74 




15 


14 


103 


July 


98 




15 


13 


126 


August 


120 




14 


16 


150 


September 


104 




15 


15* 


134 


October 


100 




15 


15 


130 


November 


138 




15 


16 


169 


December 


171 




18 


16 


205 



ASSIGNMENT OF AID RECIPIENTS TO WORK 

The Department has continued the practice of former years in assign- 
ing all able-bodied recipients to work out their orders in the various Town 
Departments as follows: 

Highway Department ' 1,007 man days 

Park and Cemetery Department 555 man days 

Town Hall 165 man days 

Hamilton School 89 man days 

Moth Department 20 man days 

EXPENDITURES IN DETAIL FOR THE YEAR 1937 

Salaries of the Board 

Appropriation $ 450.00 

Expenditures 450.00 



Balance to Revenue None 
Outside Relief Expenses 

Appropriation $ 60,000.00 

Refunds 445.02 



Total $ 60,445.02 

Expenditures 60,444.28 



Balance to Revenue $ .74 

OUTSIDE RELIEF 

1937 

Salaries $ 3,358.35 

Shoes and Clothing 2,973.96 

Groceries 24,901.34 

Fuel 2,368.42 

Board 6,105.05 

Medical Attention 1,324.35 

Hospital Care 1,869.11 

Aid to Dependent Children *8,582.96 



REPORT OP BOARD OF PUBLIC WELFARE 


109 


Relief by Other Cities and Towns 627.22 




Rent 5,242.75 




Office Expense 373.68 




Motor Vehicles 1,378.86 




Burial 654.50 




Commonwealth of Mass. Sewing and Commodities 493.45 




Transportation 91.40 




All Others 98.88 




$ 60,444.28 




Plus Unpaid Bills (Est) 13,000.00 




Gross Outside Relief Expenses 


$ 73,444.28 



* Does not include $2,447.89 spent from Federal Funds. 
Less Reimbursements 

Cities and Towns $ 1,268.76 

Aid to Dependent Children 2,939.40 

Temporary Aid 3,070.89 



$ 7,279.05 



Net Outside Relief Expenses $ 66,165.23 

DISTRIBUTION OF WOOD 

During the year 1937, the Welfare Department distributed 190 cords 
of wood in the same manner as it was distributed during the year 1936. 

DISTRIBUTION OF SHOES, RUBBERS AND CLOTHING 

During the year 1937, the Welfare Department distributed approxi- 
mately 3,500 pairs of shoes and rubbers to recipients of aid. 

AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN FEDERAL ACCOUNT 

Amount Received $ 3,007.95 

Amount Expended 2,447.89 



Balance , $ 560.06 

WILLARD DONNELL FUND 

On Hand Jan. 1, 1937 $ 210.08 

Receipts 305.52 

Refund 32.25 

$ 547.85 

Expended 478.75 

Balance $ 69.10 



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TOWN OF WAKEPIEIiD 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 



The Old Age Assistance Bureau has now been operating one entire year 
under the present law, and is in a position to ascertain somewhat the 
expense of this new idea of caring for the needy aged. The number of 
recipients each month is as follows: 



January 


197 


FebruaiT 


198 


March 


202 


April 


204 


May 


206 


June 


212 




Total 




Average 



per month 



July 


212 


August 


215 


September 


216 


October 


223 


November 


225 


December 


229 


2539 




211-7/12 





RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



Town Appropriation 

Federal grant on hand Jan. 1, 1937 

Federal grants during year 

Refund 



$ 32,900.00 

5,592.53 

33,577.39 

484.95 

$ 72,554.87 



EXPENDITURES 



$730.90 overdraft. Charged to Federal funds due us. 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION 



$ 73,285.77 



Receipts and Expenditures 
Town Appropriation 

Federal Funds on Hand January 1, 1937 
Federal Grants for Administration 



Expenses 
Salaries 
Automobile 
Stationery 
Postage 
Rent 

New Equipment 
Telephone 
Electricity 



$ 2,300.00 

314.00 

1,119.62 

$ 3,733.62 

$ 2,429.47 

441.98 

89.51 

120.86 

480.00 

266.29 

55.52 

6.10 



REPORT OF BOARD OP PUBLIC WELFARE 



111 



Rent of listing machine 
Plate glass insurance 
All others 



12.00 

7.95 

16.49 



$ 3,926.17 



EXPENDITURES 

Overdraft charged to Federal Funds due us 
Received from Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Other Cities and Towns 



$ 192.55 



$ 15,732.85 
873.83 



REPORT OF TOWN INFIRMARY 



Appropriation 
Expenditures 

Balance to Revenue 



$ 



8,000.00 
7,984.25 

15.75 



The project for insulating under the sun porches and laying new floors 
in hall and some of the rooms has been completed. Considerable new car- 
peting has been laid in the hall. 

NUMBER OF INMATES MONTHLY FOR 1937 

January 22 May 21 September 21 

February 21 June 19 October 20 

March 21 July 20 November 21 

April 21 August 20 December 22 

Total for Year 249 

Average per Month 20% 



INFIRMARY 



Superintendent's Salary 

Other Help 

Groceries 

Dry Goods 

Fuel 

Care of Building and Equipment 

Gas and Light 

Truck Expense 

Gasoline 

Household Supplies 

Medical 



1937 

$ 1,237.50 

1,201.67 

2,321.76 

182.04 

638.75 

147.48 

268.02 

89.16 

140.88 

311.08 

142.01 



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Tobacco 

Feeds Stuff 

Seeds and Fertilizer 

Telephone 

Barbering 

Water 

Oil Burner Maintenance 

Refrigerator Repairs 

All Others 



134.83 

352.49 

219.32 

82.78 

75.55 

265.04 

12.50 

34.84 

126.55 



$ 7,984.25 



Plus Unpaid Bills 



Receipts 

Board Received in 1937 
Outstanding Dec. 31, 1937 

Total for 1937 
Vegetables 

Total Receipts 
Net Cost of Infirmary for 1937 



411.00 



* $124.00 bill disputed trying to collect. 



$ 8,395.25 

$ 336.00 
1,065.00 

$ 1,401.00 
206.24 

$ 1,617.24 



$ 6,778.01 



The amount of vegetables consumed at the Infirmary and raised on 
the Infirmary property amounted to $238.34. 



3tt ilFmcrtHm 



Mrs. Melvin W. Brown was appointed Matron of the Town Infirmary 
April 1, 1919. Her many years of patient, faithful and conscientious work 
endeared her, not only to the patients, but to all those who came in 
contact with her, both within and without the Infirmary. On May 29, 
after about two months' illness, she passed away at the Infirmary, which 
she called home. Wakefield is glad to have had the services of Mrs. Brown 
for so many years. 



We wish to express our appreciation to all private individuals and 
organizations who made donations of any kind during the past years. 

DENNIS P. HOGAN, Chairman 
ELSIE MARY GLADWIN, Secretary 
ETTA C. STODDARD, Agent 
HAROLD C. ROBINSON 
FRANK P. WAKEFIELD 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 113 



Report of School Committee 



ORGANIZATION OP SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

School Committee for 1937 

Harry B. Allman, Chairman Term Expires 1939 

43 Greenwood Street 

Mrs. Eva Gowing Ripley, Secretary Term Expires 1940 

40 Emerson Street 

Thomas F. Kenney, Treasurer Term Expires 1938 

12 Charles Street 

*William E. Jones Term Expires 1938 

29 Lafayette Street 

Mrs. Mary Louise Tredinnick Term Expires 1939 

129 Pleasant Street 

Patrick H. Tenney Term Expires 1939 

14 Emerson Street 

SUB-COMMITTEES 

The Committee as a whole acts as sub -committees with the following 
chairmen: 

Mrs. Tredinnick — Text Books and Supplies 
Mrs. Ripley — Teachers and Salaries 
Mr. Tenney — Finances and Accounts 
Mr. Jones — Courses of Study 
Mr. Kenney — Public Property 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 
Willard B. Atwell, 94 West Chestnut Street 

SECRETARY TO THE SUPERINTENDENT 
Pauline E. Meads, 240 Lowell Street 

CLERK 
Doris Skinner, 9 Franklin Street 



* Elected for the unexpired term of Gardner E. Campbell. 



114 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



REPORT OP THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

To the Citizens of the Town of Wakefield: 

Herewith is submitted the annual report of the School Committee for 
the year of 1937. 

Among the important actions of the Committee were: 

Added a course in German as an additional elective in foreign language 
to fulfill the College Board requirements for Scientific Schools. 

Provided bus tickets for those pupils who are entitled to transportation, 
instead of reimbursing the parent for fares paid. 

Voted to try intra-mural baseball and to shorten the season for the 
varsity nine. 

Voted, with the consent of the Board of Selectmen, to sell such old 
furniture in the Lafayette Building as was not usable for school purposes. 

Granted the use of Walton Pield to the Recreation Commission. 

Established a new school district composed of the Lincoln and Mont- 
rose districts, making three districts in the Town. 

Established a policy of requiring at least one year of experience of all 
candidates for high school positions. 

Re-established the Simon-Binet Tests for children under the required 
school age for admission to the first grade for 1937. 

Established the tuition rates for 1937-1938: 

High School $98.60 Elementary $70.30 

Appointed Mr. Joseph H. Panck as director of the orchestras in the 
High School. 

■Appointed Miss Edna Parks as director of the Girls' Glee Clubs in the 
High School. 

Changes in the personnel for the year may be found in Appendix H. 

FINANCIAL SUMMARY 

Total Cost 

Net Cost of Schools for Maintenance and Operation 
Expenditures for 1937 $263,995.01 

Receipts through the School Department 40,004.11 



Net Cost to the Town through local taxation $223,990.90 

Per PupU Cost 

Cost per pupil for instruction and maintenance, based on average mem- 
bership for the school year, 1936-1937: 
High School, exclusive of general control $ 99.28 



REPORT OP SCHOOL COMMITTEE 115 



Elementary Schools, exclusive of general control 70.69 

All public schools, from all sources 80.84 

Cost per pupil including ordinary repairs, in State 99.00 

Details of finances may be found in Appendices D and E. 

CARE OP PROPERTY 

The Conimittee made an inspection of each building in June and de- 
termined upon the major repairs which should be done during the summer. 

The amount spent for the maintenance of grounds and buildings has 
been rather large for the past three years. The buildings are getting older 
and the cost of maintaining them will continue to be high. Prices for 
materials are also higher than they were a few years ago. 

Below is given the value of the various buildings and sites as recorded 
by the Board of Assessors: 







Assessors' 


Value 


Estimate Value 


Building 


Date 


Building 


Site 


of Contents 


High 


1923 


$425,000.00 


$ 25,000.00 


$ 78,915.52 


Greenwood 


1897 


225,000.00 


7,700.00 


13,876.28 


Additions 


1902 
1924 








Pranklin 


1902 


225,000.00 


4,275.00 


9,592.67 


Addition 


1925 








Woodville 


1920 


85,725.00 


1,000.00 


4,722.67 


Lincoln 


1892 


110,525.00 


13,525.00 


12,451.25 


Warren 


1897 


94,550.00 


4,720.00 


6,084.15 


Hurd 


1899 


40,000.00 


2,950.00 


3,878.02 


West Ward 


1847 


5,000.00 


2,600.00 


1,610.55 


Montrose 


1930 


150,775.00 


3,000.00 


6,318.17 


Hamilton 


1883 


45,000.00 


4,500.00 


150.00 




$1,406,575.00 


$ 69,270.00 


$137,599.28 



Total value of the School Plant— $1,613,444.28. 

HIGH SCHOOL 

The enrollment for the High School at the beginning of the year was: 





Boys 


Girls 


Total 


Post Graduates 


12 


17 


29 


Seniors 


120 


137 


257 


Juniors 


128 


139 


267 


Sophomores A. M. 


85 


91 


176 



345 384 729 

Sophomores P. M. 29 75 104 



116 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Freshmen 169 141 310 

198 216 414 

Total 543 600 1143 

This gives an enrollment for the high school of 1,143 pupils, a decrease 
of ninety pupils over last year. 

The following courses are offered in the High School: 

CoUegre Preparatory, preparing for admission to college; Scientific, pre- 
paring for admission to a scientific or technical school; English, a general 
educational course; Commercial, preparing for work in offices or in business; 
Industrial Arts, for students who by natural inclination are more interested 
in work with their hands; Hig-h School Preparatory, for certain pupils who 
will probably need five years to do the work required for graduation — 
domestic science for girls and woodworking for boys are electives in this 
course. 

A certificate from the High School is accepted by any college which 
admits students by certification. The High School is approved in Class A 
High Schools, which is the highest rating given by the State Department 
of Education and means that a certificate from the Wakefield High School 
is accepted for admission to any of the state colleges. 

Assemblies are held frequently in the High School with varied types of 
programs, including patriotic, educational and musical. 

The circulation in the Charles H. Howe Library shows a 57% increase 
over the previous school year. 

At the present time, about 325 boys and girls are receiving musical 
instruction in the High School in the glee clubs, bands and orchestra. 
There are 125 pupils in the Senior and Junior bands and 30 pupils in the 
orchestra. 

At present, there are about 140 girls in the Senior and Junior Girls' 
Glee Clubs and 70 in the Boys' Glee Clubs. The Boys' Glee Clubs rehearse 
in the Y. M. C. A. building as there is no room for them in the High 
School. The girls rehearse in the Auditorium in the afternoon and fore- 
noon at the same time that the gymnasium classes are held in the gym- 
nasium. This arrangement is very unsatisfactory, but there is no other 
place for rehearsals. Under these adverse conditions, the Girls' Glee Clubs 
do very satisfactory work. 

In sports, the High School has had a successful year. The record of 
the football team was the best for years. In baseball, an experiment was 
tried in having intra-mural as well as inter-school baseball. Under this 'plan 
there were 157 boys playing baseball instead of less than 30. 

The number in the different sports is: 

Boys: Football 87, Cross Country 30, Basketball 270, Baseball 157, Track 
47, Soccer 22, Hockey 16. 

Girls: Field Hockey 70, Riding 23, Bowling 160, Swimming 20, Ti'ack 50, 
Archery 162, Tennis 80, Basketball 230, Baseball 56, Tennis Tournaments: 
Advanced (Fall) 52, Advanced (Spring) 35, Beginners 45. 



REPORT OP SCHOOL COMMITTEE 117 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 

The registration in the various elementary schools, as of December 31. 
1937, is as follows: 

Franklin 360 Montrose 202 

Greenwood 493 Warren 257 

Hurd 109 Woodville 121 

Lincoln 385 West Ward 72 

A year ago last September, all eighth grade pupils were transferred 
from the High School to the districts in which they lived. As far as pos- 
sible, the work in the seventh and eighth grades has been put on a depart- 
mental basis, that is, if a teacher has specialized in Geography or History, 
for example, and enjoys instructing in her specialty, she is assigned to 
teach that subject in as many grades as possible in the building in which 
she is serving. This arrangement gives to the pupil expert teaching in his 
several fields. The teachers have worked conscientiously under the changed 
conditions. 

"The work in character training has been continued. Each teacher 
takes charge of one assembly program. Work on safety, health and citizen- 
ship is carried on as incidental teaching without interfering with the 
regular school work." 

A Parent-Teacher Association purchased a radio for one of the schools 
last spring. It is being used to listen to the worthwhile programs which 
are being put on by the "School of the Air" notably those in music appre- 
ciation by Walter Damrosch. Radios brought in by several pupils in various 
schools enabled the upper grades to hear the broadcast of the coronation of 
King George VI. 

Last spring there were several successful speaking contests and 
musicales. 

The teachers of physical and health education encourage all children 
to form proper habits of exercise and health habits which will make for a 
strong, healthy body and a keen and alert mind which will help them to 
realize the highest physical, mental and social possibilities. 

"The instructor visits each room once in two weeks, the lessons are 
graded beginning with the sitting and standing positions, marching, sing- 
ing-games, stunts and team games to practice safety and co-operation along 
with sportsmanship and leadership. Talks on safety, care of the teeth, the 
value of good posture, cleanliness, first aid, proper clothing, home and 
schoolroom hygiene are given. 

"After-school activities include team games for girls and individual 
activities together with grammar school leagues for the boys, starting with 
tag football in the fall, grammar school basketball in the winter and fin- 
ishing the year with baseball and track in the spring. 

"Cups for the champions in the various boys' sports are donated by the 
Wakefield Daily Item, the Hi-Y Club and the Wakefield Elks." 



118 TOWN OP WAKEFIEIiD 

HEALTH 

The following paragraphs are taken from the report of the School 
Physician : 

"There have been no serious epidemics among the pupils during the 
year. Measles were rather prevalent, as they are each five or six years. 
There was no case of diphtheria. The absence of diphtheria for several 
years has tended to lull the parents to the need of eternal vigilance. In 
other words, not quite as many parents are consenting to have their chil- 
dren immunized as when diphtheria was a constant menace. One hundred 
and seventy-six pupils immunized last year were "Schicked" and nine were 
found still susceptible. These were re-immunized. One hundred and forty- 
four were immunized using their doses of 'toxoid', three weeks between 
doses. 

"Physicians from the North Reading Sanatorium conducted the testing 
for tuberculosis with X-ray of all reacting to the skin test and physical 
examination of pupils with suspicious or definite X-rays. No active case 
of tuberculosis was discovered. In addition to this, several suspicious cases 
discovered in routine examination, and contacts of discovered tuberculosis 
in the family, have been taken to North Reading. 

"The first grade, fifth grade and first year high pupils have been given 
physical examinations, stripped to the waist, and the results recorded on 
the health cards furnished by the State. Deviations from normal have 
been reported to the parents on notices furnished by the State. Such a 
notice does not necessarily mean actual disease but that the condition is 
so suggestive that the family physician should be consulted. As a result of 
examination, the following notices were sent home — teeth needing dental 
care 150, disease of the nose, throat and tonsils 144, organic heart disease 
8, infections of eyes and eyelids 5, infectious skin diseases 7, and various 
minor needs of attention to person or clothing. 

"The teeth and throats of all other pupils have been examined. It is 
noticeable that in the High School, the girls' teeth are much better cared 
for than are the boys'. This is not true in the grades. There has been 
considerable improvement in the care of teeth, but there is still much 
neglect." 

The following gives an account of the work of the School Nurse outside 
of the regular routine work in the schools. 

Attended: First Aid cases, 52; boys injured in manual training, 4; 
slight burns in chemistry, 5; children taken to North Reading Sanatorium 
for X-rays, 15; children taken to Middlesex County Sanatorium for exam- 
inations, 4; home visits, investigating and follow up work, 435. 

MUSIC 

The following paragraphs are from the report of the Music Supervisor: 

"The music program continues to expand. The short chorus period 

provided in the morning session of the High School made it possible to 



REPORT OP SCHOOL COMMITTEE 119 



give a concert at Christmas in addition to the annual concert during 
Music Week. The latter event featured the tenth anniversary of Mr. Arthur 
A. Fulton's directorship of the Boys' Glee Club. Junior glee clubs for both 
girls and boys of the afternoon session have been formed and these united 
with the senior clubs, make a chorus of more than two hundred voices. 

"A junior orchestra organized last spring is progressing well. 

"Piano and violin classes are held after the regular school sessions in 
the following buildings: High, Lincoln, Montrose and Greenwood. There 
are eighty-four pupils studying the piano and thirty-four studying the 
violin. These classes are conducted at no expense to the Town. 

"Music in the seventh and eighth grades has for the most part been 
placed in the hands of one teacher in each building. Choirs have been 
formed and several of these have given an excellent account of their work 
in public performances in their respective buildings. Moreover, the result 
of the training of these departmental teachers is evidenced in the quality 
of the singing in the junior glee clubs of the high school. 

"Not so obvious, but fully as important is the good work being done 
by the elementary grade teachers. Many report that incoming classes are 
better prepared in music. Quality of tone is improving on the whole as 
well as the ability to read the printed score. So-called 'monotones' are 
noticeably decreasing. The great need at present is for victrola records to 
continue the rhythmic activities and develop intelligent listening. The 
concert by the grades in June was given in collaboration with the Super- 
visor of Drawing, whose work contributed much to the success of 'The 
Picture Book Festival'. 

"There is continued evidence of community co-operation. Individuals 
have given pianos and other pieces of equipment. Members from several 
local choral organizations united with the glee clubs in their recent Christ- 
mas concert." 



ATTENDANCE 

Detailed information on attendance may be found in Appendices A and B. 

The Attendance Officer reports that he has investigated the following 
cases and has taken care of the same: 

Sickness 112 

Truancy 77 

Tardy 18 

Lack of clothes, shoes or food 32 

Kept out by parents or guardian 19 

Home employment permits 6 

Collected school books and property from 30 

Left school to go to work 45 

General disobedience 26 

Investigated excuses 19 

Investigated and found them moved 13 



120 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

Found in homes and taken to school 5 

Found on street and taken to school 3 

Found on street and taken home 4 

Taken to court 1 

Placed on probation 1 

Taken to Chelmsford 

Girls taken home ill ■ 4 

Boys taken home ill 3 

Left school 10 

Misdemeanor on school grounds 5 

Holding warrants for good behavior 7 

Suspensions 14 

Notified by court 2 

Teachers taken home ill 2 

RETIREMENTS 

During the year, two teachers retired from active service, Miss Alice 
J. Kernan and Mrs. Myrta Knight. 

Miss Kernan was elected in 1890 and 'has served continuously since 
then. It is interesting to note that Miss Kernan taught the same grade 
and in the same room in the Warren School from the time it was built up 
to the time of her retirement. Miss Kernan gave unstintingly of her time 
and energy and is beloved by all who have passed through her classes. 

Mrs. Myrta Knight retired in June after serving since 1910 except for 
a few months. The first part of her service was as a permanent substitute, 
and as such, she came into contact with the pupils of the various schools 
who recognized the benefits of her instruction. Later when she was assigned 
to a regular teaching position, she became a firm friend and a helpful guide 
to all of the pupils in the building. 

A pension system for town employees became operative on July 1. Two 
janitors, Mr. Charles Stevens and Mr. Eugene Lenners, retired in September 
under the provisions of the Retirement Act. Both had rendered excellent 
service including a wholesome influence in their contact with the pupils. 

COMMENT 

The total number of pupils in the Wakefield schools declined by 116 
last year, but as yet the present tendency toward decreased school popula- 
tion cannot result in any large savings to the Town. It has enabled the 
Committee to close two classrooms and save the salary of two teachers, but 
increased cost of school supplies and higher maintenance costs have more 
than offset this saving. 

From an educational standpoint, the outstanding problem in Wakefield's 
schools is the two-platoon system in the High School. It not only affects 
the regular study program, but also all extra-curricula activities. For in- 
stance, all band and orchestra rehearsing has to be done after the after- 
noon session or in the evening. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 121 



Under the present system, the working day for the pupils is far too 
short. A very large number are in school only four hours a day, and so 
practically all of their lessons must be studied at home. Under a one- 
session plan, all pupils were in school six hours a day, yet we endeavor 
to accomplish as much now as we did years ago. It simply cannot be done. 
In spite of these handicaps the Committee is carrying on, and the 
students are being given the best possible training. 

HARRY B. AT..T.MAN, Chairman. 

MRS. EVA GOWING RIPLEY, Secretary. 

THOMAS F. KENNEY, Treasurer. 

MRS. MARY LOUISE TREDINNICK 

PATRICK H. TENNEY 

WILLIAM E. JONES 



122 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



; APPENDIX 

A. Statistics of School Enrollment and Attendance. 

B. Tabulation of Records of Attendance for School Year, 1936-1937. 

C. School Organization. 

D. Cost of Public Day Schools. 

E. How a School Dollar is Spent. 

P. Age and Grade Chart, January, 1938. 

G. School Census. 

H. Changes in Personnel. 

I. High School Graduation. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 123 



Population Census, 1937 16,494 

Average Membership ending June, 1937 3,205 

Average Membership ending June, 1936 3,339 

Decrease in Average Membership 134 

Total Membership, 1937 3,327 

Total Membership, 1936 3,434 

Percent of Attendance, 1937 95.28 

Percent of Attendance, 1936 95.93 
Days Lost — Stormy weather, holidays: 

High ,8 

Elementary 9 
Actual Length of School Year: 

High 183 days 

Elementary 180 days 

Special Teachers Employed 3 

Regular Teaching Positions 113 

Total Teaching Positions 116 



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REPORT OP SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



127 



SCHOOL ORGANIZATION 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 
Willard B. Atwell, Ph. B., 1911, Brown University 

SECRETARY TO THE SUPERINTENDENT 
Pauline E. Meads, B. S., 1929, Simmons College 

CLERK 
Doris Skinner, 1937, Chandler Secretarial School 

LIST OF REGULAR TEACHERS TO DATE 

Date of 
First 
Name Grade Election Where Educated 

Charles J. Peterson, A. B. Principal 1919 Wesleyan University 
Roland H. Kinder, B.S., Ed.M. University of N. H. 

Sub-master 1919 Harvard University 
*Helen F. Gilmore Dean of Girls 1913 Boston University 

Eleanor K. Abbott, A.B. Assistant 

A. Louise Allman, A.B. 



Walter E. Antunes, B.S., A.M. 
Marjorie T. Bunker, A.B. 
John Butler, A.B., M.A. 

Mary P. Butler, A.B., M.A. 

Joseph Cassano, B. Voc. Ed., Ed.M 

Bernice L. Caswell, B.S., 

B.L.I., M.A. 
Elvira C. Cosman, A.B. 
Ellen L. Cowing, B.S.E., Ed.M. 
Raymond S. Dower 
Alice M. Drugan, B.S. 
Harriet D. Dunning, A.B. 
Joseph H. Fanck 
R. Edgar Fisher, A.B. 
Arthur A. Fulton, LL.B. 

Myron E. Gallop, B.S. 
Eleanor M. Gleason, B. S. 
William D. Healey, A.B. 
Howard J. Heavens, A.B., M.A. 

* Not a Graduate 



1930 Wheaton CoUege 
1934 Bates College 
1936 Boston University 
1924 Boston University 
1934 Boston College 

j j Harvard University 
1930 Boston University 
Middlebury College 

1927 Mass. State College 
Boston University 
Einerson College 
Columbia University 
Boston University 
Boston University 
Northampton College 
Boston University 
Radcliffe College 
Mass. School of Art 
Bowdoin College 
Northampton College 
Blackstone Institute 
Bates College 

1934 Simmons College 

1928 Holy Cross 
1927 Amherst College 

Columbia University 



1927 

1921 
1935 
1918 
1935 
1926 
1913 
1921 

1915 

I 

1929 



128 



TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Name Grade 

Janet S. Height, A.B., M.A. 

Ruth F. Hiatt, B.B.A., M.B.A. " 
Isabel M. Hirst 

Alice E. Ladieu " 

Margaret L. Macdonald " 

Louis P. Marche " 

Anne H. Meserve, B.S. " 

Thomas C. Murray, A.B. " 
Rita T. Neagle, A.B., A.M. 

Katharine H. Nichols " 

Ethelyn M. Pattee, A.B., M.A. 



Alfred E. Preble, B.S. 


(< 


1913 


Ethel G. Reed, A.B., M.A. 


u 


1911 


M. Alice Ryan, B.B.A. 


lit 


1902 


Margaret A. Ryan, A.B. 


<< 


1905 


Louise E. Sheldon 


Librarian 


1937 


Homer M. Shellenberger, 


B.P.E. 






Assistant 


1925 


Dorothy L. Shepard 


<< 


1936 


*S. Morton Sherman 


« 


1925 


Genesta B. Tooker 


<< 


1924 


Elizabeth V. Upham, B.S., 


M.A. " 


1936 


Donald White, A.B. 


<( 


1930 


Olive G. Glover 


Secretary 


1927 



Date of 

First 
Election Where Educated 

1929 Boston University 

Columbia University 

1921 Boston University 

1916 Mass. School of Art 

1936 Salem Normal 

1924 Salem Commercial 
1923 Wentworth Institute 

1925 University of N. H. 
1931 Boston College 
1936 Boston University 

1936 Bouv6-Boston School of 

Physical Education 
1927 Wellesley College 

Columbia University 

Tufts College 

Tufts College 

Middlebury College 

Boston University 

Boston University 

Boston University 

Simmons College 

Springfield College 

Bouve-Boston School of 
Physical Education 

Carnegie Institute 

Washington State Normal, 
Maine 

Tufts College 

Harvard College 

Mass. State College 

Clark's Business School 



FRANKLIN SCHOOL 
George E. Hayes, B.S. in Ed. Principal 1920 Bridgewater State Teachers' 

College (4 years) 
Boston University 
8 1888 Salem State Teachers' 

College 
7 1926 Gorham Normal 

7 1926 Fitchburg State Teachcers' 

College 



Mary Kalaher 

Eva M. Chick 
Edna M. Paulson 



* Not a graduate 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



129 



Name 


Grade I 


Clectic 


Cora Guarnaccia 


6 


1923 


Mabel P. Johnson 


5 


1926 


*Stella H. Blaikie 


4 


1927 


Helen Harper, B.S. in Ed. 3-4 


1935 


Katherine L. Kelly 


3 


1894 


Helen M. Delaney 


2 


1924 


Lydia M. Sullivan 


2 


1916 


Lee Pfeiffer 


1 


1925 


Avis M. Jones 


1 


1925 


Elizabeth D. Burke 


Special 


1927 


Hester A. Walker 


Special 


1924 



Date of 

First 

Where Educated 
Salem State Teachers' 

College 
Plymouth Normal 
Wellesley College 
Lowell State Teachers' 

College 
Salem State Teachers' 

College 
Fitchburg State Teachers' 

College 
Fitchburg State Teachers' 

College 
Wheelock K. T. S. 
Aroostook State Normal 
Lowell State Teachers' 

College 
Salem State Teachers' 

College 



GREENWOOD SCHOOL 
Eliot B. Leonard, B.S. in Ed. Principal 1931 



Abbie A. Bell 

Clareberta Wilson, A.B. 
Signe M. Peterson 

Ethel M. Wilson 
Theresa J. Collins 

Amanda J. Stephenson 
M. Grace Pike 
Winifred Beal 
Lillian J. Shoff 
Laura A. Hart 

Hilda M. Hayden 

* Susie E. Long 
Grace E. Widtfeldt 

Maude E. Parks 



8 



1925 



8 


1923 


7 


1925 


7 


1923 


6 


1928 


6 


1926 


5 


1922 


5 


1924 


4 


1928 


4 


1910 



1924 

1907 
1927 

1919 



Newark State Normal 

New York University 

Salem State Teachers' 
College 

Radcliffe College 

Salem State Teachers' 
College 

Plymouth Normal 

Salem State Teachers' 
College 

Aroostook State Normal 

Keene Normal 

Washington State Normal 

Plymouth Normal 

Framingham State Teach- 
ers' College 

Salem State Teachers' 
College 

Castine State Normal 

Salem State Teachers' 
College 

Plymouth Normal 



* Not a graduate 



130 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Name 
Madaliene J. Crocker 
Alice E. Calkins 



Date of 
First 
Grade Election Where Educated 

1 1930 Lesley Normal 

1 1924 Wheelock K. T. S. 



HURD SCHOOL 
George E. Hayes, B.S. in Ed. Principal 



Ruth V. Conley, B.S. in Ed. 
Eleanor B. Ringdahl 
Katheryn Carney 
Bella A. Rattray 

LINCOLN SCHOOL 

T. Frank Shea 

*Isabel M. Elliot 
Catherine A. Doran 
Ruth B. Spence 
Gladys M. Douglass 

Dorothy M. Flannigan 

Rose Assenza, B.S. in Ed. 

Bernice E. Hendrickson 

Alice M. Scipione 

Ruth C. Webber 
Mary T. Bonney 
Blanche L. Meserve 



7-8 

5-6 
3-4 
1-2 



1920 Bridgewater State Teachers' 
College (4 years) 
Boston University 
1927 Gorham Normal 

Boston University 
1919 New Britain State Teachers' 
College 

1925 Salem State Teachers' 

College 

1926 Perry Ktg. Normal 



Principal 1902 



8 


1900 


7-8 


1926 


7 


1925 


6 


1935 


5-6 


1931 


5 


1936 


4 


1908 


3-4 


1926 


2-3 


1925 


2 


1936 


1 


1916 



Westfield State Teachers' 

College (4 years) 
Boston University 
Keene Normal 
Gorham Normal 
Salem State Teachers' 

College 
Salem State Teachers' 

College 
Salem State Teachers' 

College 
Salem State Teachers' 

College 
Salem State Teachers' 

College 
Aroostook State Normal 
Wheelock K. T. S. 
Plymouth Normal 



MONTROSE SCHOOL 
T. Frank Shea 



Principal 1902 Westfield State Teachers' 
College (4 years) 
8 1936 Salem State Teachers' 

College 
Christine Callan, B.S. in Ed. 6-7 1931 Teachers' College, Boston 



Beatrice D. Moody 



Not a Graduate 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



131 



Name 
Margaret M. Landers 

Mary E. Grace 



Marion E. Garland, B.S. in Ed. 2-3 
Hazel O. Wilder 1-2 



Date of 
First 
Grade Election Where Educated 

5-6 1930 Salem State Teachers' 

College 
1936 Lowell State Teachers' 

College 
1935 Mass. School of Art 
1923 Salem State Teachers' 

College 



4-5 



WARREN SCHOOL 
Eliot B. Leonard, B.S. in Ed. Principal 1931 Newark State Normal 

New York University 
*Lois I. Jordan 
Mary E. C. Geagan 

Nancy D'Amico, A.B. ^ 
Bessie E. David 

Irene F. Norton 

* Lillian A. Shaffer 

Elizabeth M. Strout 



8 


1925 


Smith College 


7 


1906 


Lowell State Teachers' 
College 


6 


1935 


Tufts College 


5 


1907 


Bridgewater State Teachers' 
College 


4 


1908 


Hyannis State Teachers' 
College 


2-3 


1908 


Hyannis State Teachers' 
College 


1-2 


1925 


Salem State Teachers' 
College 



WEST WARD SCHOOL 
*Mabel A. Kernan, Principal 3-4 
Flora S. Hall 1-2 



1899 Boston University 
1931 Lesley Normal 



WOODVILLE SCHOOL 
George E. Hayes, B.S. in Ed. Principal 1920 Bridgewater State Teachers' 

College (4 years) 



Hertha Bergner, A.B., A.M. 
Bernice O. Bazley, B.S. in Ed. 

Anna R. Maloney 

Marjory Finney 
Winifred Geizer 

* Not a Graduate 



Boston University 
8 1926 Wisconsin University 

Boston University 
7 1929 Salem State Teachers' 

College 
Boston University 
5-6 1937 Salem State Teachers' 

College 
3-4 1935 Lesley Normal 
1-2 1928 Salem State Teachers' 
College 



132 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



SPECIAL 

Eleanor H. Blaikie 
Vivian Dix, B.S., M. 
Grace A. Jenkins 
Dr. C. E. Montague 



Physical Training 

Ed. Music 

Drawing 

School Physician 



Mary K. English School Nurse 

J. Edward Hatch Attendance Officer 

Custodian of Buildings 

JANITORS 



1929 
1935 
1919 
1912 

1916 
1928 



Edward E. Eaton 


High 


George E. Zwicker 


High 


Irving A. Wells, Engineer 


High 


Carl A. Peterson, Asst. Engineer High 


Carrie M. Agry 


High 


M. Leo Conway 


Lincoln 


Thomas Hemsworth 


Warren 


Lyman E. Allen 


Woodville 


Michael Neary 


Greenwood 


Chester I. Hopkins 


Hurd 


James F. Curley 


Franklin 


G. Fred Dodge 


Montrose 


T. John Ardill 


West Ward 



Sargent 

Boston University 

Mass. Normal Art 

Williams College 

Boston Univ. Med. School 



21 Park Street 
49 Emerson Street 
18 Pleasant Street 

242 Albion Street 
16 Charles Street 
10 Bennett Street 
27 Park Street 

199 North Avenue 
57 Greenwood Avenue 
40 Sweetser Street 
2 Birch Hill Avenue 
46 Albion Street 
8 Fairmount Avenue 



REPORT OP SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



133 



D 



COST OF PUBLIC DAY SCHOOL 



General Expenses 
Supt. of Schools 
Attendance Officer 
Salaries 

Other Expenses 
School Committee: 

Clerks, Other Expenses 
Instruction : 
Supervisors: 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Principals 
Teachers 
Text Books 
Supplies 

Operation: 
Janitor Service 
Fuel 
Miscellaneous 

Maintenance : 
Repairs and Upkeep 

Auxiliary Agencies: 
Health 
Library 
Tuition 
Miscellaneous 
Transportation 
Outlay 



Total 



6,305.48 
405.88 

3,562.35 



1937 



High Elementary 



3,795.75 






135.06 






12,574.58 


$ 4,069.28 


$ 8,505.30 


175,957.28 


83,752.74 


92,204.54 


4,709.11 


1,889.79 


2,819.32 


8,754.90 


5,904.12 


2,850.78 



$ 17,186.26 $ 7,079.53 $ 10,106.73 

5,893.59 1,705.72 4,187.87 

3,476.13 1,348.30 2,127.83 

$ 15,254.78 $ 6,700.19 $ 8,554.59 

$ 2,270.85 $ 3.66 $ 2,267.19 

246.13 246.13 

215.14 215.14 
1,345.08 835.40 509.68 
1,338.91 513.41 825.50 



567.75 



504.49 



63.26 



$263,995.01 $114,552.76 $135,237.73 



The receipts for 1937 are: 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on account of Teachers $ 22,521.00 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Tuition, State Wards 1,646.47 

City of Boston, Tuition, City Wards 4,094.17 

Town of Lynnfield, Tuition 10,348.12 

Town of Saugus 121.48 

Town of Stoneham 60.74 

Individuals, Tuition ' 544.78 

Miscellaneous 667.35 



$ 40,004.11 



134 



TOWN OP WAKEFIEIJD 



E 



HOW A SCHOOL DOLLAR IS SPENT 




1. Outlay 

2. Office Expenses, including clerk hire, telephones, etc. 

3. Miscellaneous: Water, Light, Janitor Supplies 

4. Auxiliaries 

5. Fuel 

6. Books and Supplies 

7. Repairs and Upkeep 

8. Janitors 

9. Supt., Att. Officer, Teachers, School Physician and Nurse 



.002 
.013 
.014 
.015 
.022 
.051 
.058 
.065 
.760 



$l.ti00 



REPORT OP SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



135 



AGE AND GRADE CHART 
January 1, 1938 





Grd. 


Age 


5 6 


7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 


13 


14 


15 


16 


17 


18 


19 


20 


21 


22 


23 


Total 


1 


B 
G 


79 

77 


54 
36 


8 
3 


1 


1 




























142 
117 


2 


B 
G 




53 
62 


62 
25 


15 
4 


3 
2 




























133 
93 


3 


B 
G 






5» 
52 


47 
34 


17 
12 


3 

1 


























120 
99 


4 


B 
G 






4 


49 
55 


46 

42 


13 

12 


5 
2 


10 


8 


4 


















113 
137 


5 


B 
G 








1 
3 


46 
64 


45 
48 


14 
16 


8 
2 






















114 
133 


6 


B 
G 










1 
6 


55 
60 


52 

47 


17 
12 


7 
1 


3 


















135 
126 


7 


B 
G 










1 




52 
70 


58 
44 


18 

14 


5 
5 


3 
















136 
134 


8 


B 
G 














2 
3 


54 
38 


60 

4S 


27 
11 


6 
1 
















149 
96 


9 


B 
G 
















5 
12 


61 
68 


58 

45 


28 
12 


8 

4 


2 
3 












162 

144 


10 


B 
G 


















6 
14 


54 
88 


50 
51 


15 
15 


7 
4 


1 


2 








134 
173 


11 


B 
G 




















13 
18 


53 
80 


40 
32 


11 
3 


5 










122 
133 


12 


B 
G 




















1 
1 


5 

12 


66 

77 


42 
35 


12 

7 


3 


2 


1 




132 
132 


H. S. 
Spec. 


B 
G 
























1 


7 
9 


3 
3 




1 




1 


10 

15 


Elem. 
Spec. 


B 
G 








1 


4 


4 

1 


3 
1 


2 
2 


2 


1 
2 


















15 
8 


Girls 




77 


98 


84 


96 


128 


122 


139 


120 : 


150 


174 


156 


129 


54 


11 




1 




1 


1540 


Boys 




79 


107 


123 


114 


117 


120 


128 


144 152 


162 


145 


129 


69 


20 


5 


2 


1 




161f 


Total 




156 


205 


207 : 


210 ; 


245 ; 


242 


267 264 302 


336 


301 


258 


123 


31 


5 


3 


1 


1 


315^ 



136 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



G 



REPORT OF CENSUS 



Wakefield 
Public Schools 
St. Joseph's 
Trade School 
Registered in 
Private Schools 
Registered in Out- 
side Public Schools 
Employed 
Not in school 
Physically handicapped 
unable to attend school 





Boys 






Girls 






5-7 


7-14 


14-16 


5-7 


7-14 


14-16 


Totals 


168 


853 


316 


160 


819 


345 


2,661 


32 


193 


7 
10 


40 


168 


4 
2 


444 
12 



38 



10 

1 
16 



42 



15 



25 

1 
25 
81 



3,251 



H 

CHANGES IN PERSONNEL IN 1937 

Resignations 

Office of Superintendent 



Ann M. Anderson 



To be married 



Annette Lane Burbank 
Mildred G. Moore 



High School 



Married 
To be married 



Alice J. Kernan 
Myrta E. Knight 
Eugene Lenners 
Charles W. Stevens 



Retired 



From Warren School 

From Woodville School 

Janitor — From Woodville School 

Janitor — From Warren School 



Doris Skinner 



Appointments 

Office of Superintendent 

Office, Junior High School— Reading 



Louise E. Sheldon 



High School 



From Beebe Library 



REPORT OP SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



137 



Elementary 



Lyman Allen 
Chester Hopkins 
Anna Maloney 



Hertha Bergner 
Ruth Conley 
Nancy D'Amico 
Marion E. Garland 
Mary E. Grace 
Thomas Hemsworth 
Beatrice D. Moody 
Rita T. Neagle 
Alice M. Scipione 



Transfers 



To Janitor — Woodville School 

To Janitor — Hurd School 

Salem State Teachers' College 



From Montrose to Woodville 

From Warren to Hurd 

Froom Woodville to Warren 

From Franklin to Montrose 

From Lincoln to Montrose 

Janitor — From Hurd to Warren 

From Woodville to Montrose 

From Hurd to High 

From Montrose to Lincoln 



New Districts 



T. Frank Shea 



Lincoln and Montrose 



138 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

- I 

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION PROGRAM — 1937 

Overture and Processional 

Essay — ^What Were the Contributions of Horace Mann to Education? 

Walter J. LeBlanc, Salutatorian 

The Education of an American Boy Anonymous 

Vincent R. Collins 

Chorus — Our Heritage Gibb 

Five Days and an Education Dallas L. Sharp 

Myrtle E. Oliver 

Essay — Are Modern High Schools Exemplars of Horace Mann's Ideals? 

Paul P. Salipante, Honor Pupil 

Clarinet Solo — ^Liebesfreud Kreisler 

Song to the Evening Star Wagner 

Max W. Robinson 

The Ground of the Free School System Horace Mann 

Lawrence Joseph Burns 

Peter Projects Muriel Brady 

Irma Dorothea Clapp 

Chorus — America — from "Epic Symphony" Bloch 

Essay — What Type of Education Will Improve Our Democracy? 
Richard H. Bridge, Valedictorian 

Presentation of Diplomas 

Mr. Willard B. Atwell, Superintendent of Schools 

Class Song 

Recessional 



REPORT OP SCHOOL COMMITTEE 139 

CLASS MOTTO 
"Work and Win" 

CLASS COLORS 
Green and Gold 

CLASS SONG 
FAREWELL 

We salute you, Alma Mater! 

And we bid you fond adieu 
For the time has come upon us 

To express our love for you. 

We must leave your friendly portals 

And forsake your guiding hand, 
As we face Life's problems bravely 

In an everchanging land. 

We behold the shadows falling 

Over days we loved so well; 
Yet the beauty of their passing 

In our hearts will ever dwell. 

And although we must not tarry, 

Still a backward glance we cast 
At our dear one, Alma Mater, 

Sweetest mem'ry of the past. 

Words by Lawrence Joseph Burns, '37 
Music by Dean M. Woodhull, '37 



140 



TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



THE GRADUATES 



Robert A. Adams 
Angelo A. Alleca 
Muriel A. Ames 
Myrtle Ames 

*Doris Mary Anderson 
Albert Arsenault 
Howell Ware Atwell 
Lance Chaffee Ballou, Jr. 
Ralph Edward Bangs 
Mary Virginia Baril 
Robert A. Barker 
Gladys Irene Barnes 
Richard Allen Barnes 
Mary Josephine Barry 
Douglas Bartlett 

*Rosemarie Batty 
Raymond Joseph Beane, Jr. 
Annette Rose Benedetto 
Anthony Robert Benedetto 
Jean C. Benedetto 
Harold Spencer Bennett 
Alvin E. Beyea 
Josephine Joan Bilicki 

^Florence Pearl Blair 
Bernaline Brannon 

*Richard Huntley Bridge 
Eleanore Mae Brown 
Malcolm West Brown 
Mildred Barbara Brown 
Nancy Franklin Brown 
Phyllis Virginia Brown 
William A. Brunswick, Jr. 
Anne Adrienne Burke 
Gertrude Alicia Burke 
Lawrence Joseph Burns 
Irene Prances Butler 
Alford Walter Calkins 
Ruth E. Cammon 
Hope Carter 
Charlotte M. Chelman 
John Chillemi 
Karin Christenson 
Mildred E. Christenson 
Marion E, Claflin 
Irma Dorothea Clapp 
Lauren A. Clough 



Leon W. Cobb 
Edward Morton Cochran 
^Vincent Richard Collins 
Phyllis CoUinson 
John A. Confalone 
Tony Richard Confalone 
Rita Consoli 
*Vivian Cook 
Barbara Irene Copeland 
Mary Dolores Cotter 
Lillian Ann Cottreau 
Ruth E. Coulter 
Elizabeth P. Coviello 
Arthur B. Cragin, Jr. 
George E. Crocker 
John E. Cronin 
Marie Agnes Cronin 
Agnes Macdonald Crosby 
Isabel Ann Cundy 
Charlotte Rita Curley 
John J. Curley 
Mary Catherine Daley 
Lillian E. Darling 
Lawrence Burnham Davis 
Eleanor Martin Davison 
Fred DePelice 
Stella Mary DelRossi 
Marjory Fairbrother Denton 
Mary Elizabeth DeRoche 
Agnes Constance DeSantis 
Grace Margaret Devlin 
John Bernard Dignan 
Charles S. Dill 
William G. Dill, Jr. 
Eleanor M. Dodge 
Richard W. Doremus 
Harold Doucette 
Mary Virginia Duane 
Newton H. Eckert 
Samuel Paul Evangelista 
Eugene F. Fairbanks 
Kathryn J. Parrington 
Norman H. Florence 
Antoinette Ann Pramiglio 
Alice Louise Praughton 
Anne Pierce Gardner 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



141 



Blanche Louise Gardner 

Sherman Russell Gates 

Sarah Rose Gersinovitch 

Richard Goodwin Gibson, Jr. 

Rita Giunta 

Edith Erminnie Glueck 

Madeleine Gould 

James F. Grady 

Helen Marie Grant 

Nicholas John Gregorio 

Samuel Gregory 

Fred Joseph Haladay 

Genevieve N. Haladay 

Virginia Frances Hale 

Stanley Harold Halperin 

Dorothy Arlene Hartley 

Helen Lorraine Hartley 
*Pierre Frederic Hartshorne 

Donald H. Hatch 

Walter Irving Hatch 

Everett John Henry 

Charles M. Hibbard, Jr. 

Dorothy Holland 

Anne Elizabeth Hurton 

James Thomas Hurton 

Howard Leon Ineson 

Joseph John losua 

Marjorie A. Jewell 

Catherine M. Jones 

L. Frederica Kelloway 

William Warren Kimball, Jr. 

Minerva Caroline King 

John J. Klapes 

Edward F. Kulacz 

Julia A. Lan 
*Walter J. LeBlanc 

Doris Kathryn LeFave 

Clarence Ernest Lobacz 

Madeline Joan Lof aro 

Frances True Lombard 
*Helen Louise Lombard 

Daniel George Luciano 

Jean MacAlpine 

Ellsworth Newton MacLaughlin, Jr. 

Richard Maher 

Raymond F. Malonson 

Ruth Dexter Marshall 



Dorothy Mary McGrail 

Josephine Anne McGrath 

Esther Marilyn McKenna 

Louis Migliore 
*Edith Child Miller 
*Winifred F. Mills 

Sarah O. Minardi 

Everett Charles Mitchell 

Mary Modica 

Harry Earl Mohla 

Veronica Pauline Monahan 

Frances Sarah Moore 

Louise E. Mosher 

Beatrice Anne Muse 

Alfred Paul Musi 

Mary Ann Musi 

Avis Muriel Nickerson 

Ignace Nikitin 

Robert O'Connor 
*Myrtle Emily Oliver 

Harold O'Neil 

Lawrence MacLennan Owen 
* Flora Nina Palmete'r 

Lois Parker 

Walter T. Peterson 

Fred Petrillo 

Verna Pauline Pinkney 

George Paul Pizzano 

Rupertia Mildred Plummer 

William Hugh Powers 

Dana Chipman Pratt 

Fred Joseph Ramocki 

Robert Leighton Ramsdell 

Alice Claire Regan 

Arthur John Renz, Jr. 

Lois Dorothy Ring 

Russell A. Robb 

Max William Robinson 

Meinzie Louise Roper 

Lewis A. Ruggles 

Arthur H. Russell 

Eleanor M. Russell 
*Ida Claire Russo 
*Paul Francis Salipante 

Eva L. Sampson 

Agnes J. Savage 

Eleanor Kathryn Seabury 



142 



TOWN OP WAKEPIEUD 



Ruth Alice Sellar 
Marion Eleanor Shanahan 
Nora V. Shanahan 
Louise Beatrice Shaw 
Eleanor M. Sheridan 
Caroline Magdelyn Signorelli 
William Tanton Singleton 
Alice Mary Smith 
Beverley D. Smith 
Richard Allison Smith 
Robert L. Sparks 
Elaine Newcomb Spaulding 
Ralph M. Stearns 
Barbara Steele 
Charlotte I. Stockbridge 
Margaret E. Stoddard 
Clarence Hammond Stone 
Edith Mary Storti 
Brenda A. Sturges 
John Chester Sullivan 



Mary Patricia Sullivan 
G. Clifford Taylor 
Robert William Taylor 
tAlma E. Todd 
William George Trepsas 
Marion Constance Tropeano 
Evelyn Regina Turner 
Lennart E. Turnquist 
E. Arlena Wall 
Hugh Joseph Walsh 
Mary Ellen Walsh 
David Wardwell 
Albert Eraser Watts 
Paul Frank Wheeler 
Arthur Dennis White 
Mary Elizabeth Williams 
George Franklynn Wilson, Jr. 
Marion Elizabeth Winter 
Warren Ario Winters 
Muriel Woodbury 



* Honor pupil 

t Not absent, tardy or dismissed during the twelve years of school 



REPORT OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE 143 

Report of Middlesex County 
Extension Service 

FOR 1937 



The following is a report of the work of the Middlesex County 
Extension Service in the Town of Wakefield, during 1937, which is carried 
on as an aid to agriculture and is represented in Wakefield by Mrs. 
Emily G. Climo. 

In agriculture, all of the service rendered in Wakefield during the 
year has been to assist individual farmers upon request. This has been 
largely to dairy and poultry farmers. Assistance was given in the control 
of poultry diseases and management; and to the dairymen, pasture im- 
provement and rotation. Molasses hay silage was tried at the Beebe Farm, 
and satisfactory results are reported. 

A group took the project on Garment Finishes and a large number 
of women attended the Grain Products demonstration and Music and 
Folk Dancing program which were given at the Wakefield Grange. Several 
home visits were made and information of interest to homemakers sent out 
to those on the mailing list through Mother Service letters. 

Two groups in Greenwood took the Coat Project in the past year. A 
number of home visits were made and information of interest to home- 
makers was sent to those on the mailing list throughout the year. 

Wakefield again held the record for having the largest number of 
organized 4-H Clubs in the county. The clubs numbered twenty-nine, 
with an enrollment of 146 girls and 35 boys. Projects included clothing, 
food, home furnishing, craft, handicraft, conservation and garden. 

Mrs. John Climo was town chairman. Members of the committee 
were: Mrs. Esther Oliver, Mrs. Frances Hastings and Wayland Glass. 
Local leaders were: Mrs. Walter Jones, Miss Helen Carrick, Miss Evelyn 
Johnson, Miss Doris Walsh, Miss Myrtle Arnold, Mrs. John Climo, Miss 
Emily Climo, Mrs. David Miller, Miss Alice Gallugi, Mrs. F. B. Colson, 
Miss Jennie Evangelista, Mrs. F. Morton Lee, Mrs. Catherine Mansfield, 
Miss Catherine Titus, Mrs. R. G. Girade, Paul Krubel, Edward Lobacz and 
Mrs. E. M. Bird. 

A 4-H oflBcers' training school was held at the Greenwood School. 
There was a weU-attended mid-winter 4-H rally at the Y. M. C. A. in 
January. The "Y" has been very generous in granting the use of rooms 
for meeting places to 4-H groups. The spring exhibit was an especially 
fine one, with twenty-six clubs exhibiting in the high school gymnasium. 
The clubs furnished an excellent program of music, skits, and 
demonstrations. 



144 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



The Wakefield Grange enjoyed a 4-H night in September with exhibits 
and a special program in charge of Mrs. Frances Hastings. 

The following attended Camp Middlesex in Amherst: Bertha Climo, 
Ethelyn Ramsdell, Barbara Reid, Ruth Reynolds, Octavia Zwicker, and 
Ellen Jane Leonard. Doris Climo and Emily Climo attended State Camp, 
and Mrs. John Climo attended leaders' camp at the Massachusetts State 
College. 

A two-day trip was awarded to seven club members for excellence in 
their club records. The winners were Arline Sullivan, Norma Boyce, 
Catherine Titus, Anna Nikitin, Evelyn Thompson, Wilfred LeBlanc, 
Gaetano Falabella, and Robert Gerarde. 



REPORT OP LIBRARY TRUSTEES 145 



Report of Library Trustees 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES OP THE LUCIUS BEEBE 
MEMORIAL LIBRARY 
Mrs. Florence L. Bean Albert W. Rockwood 

Arthur K. Boardman* John J. Round 

Richard Button, M. D. Hervey J. Skinner 

Arthur L. Evans Mrs. Alice W. Wheeler 

Walter C. Hickey Prank T. Woodbury, M. D. 

ORGANIZATION OF TRUSTEES 
Chairman Hervey J. Skinner 

Secretary Mrs. Florence L. Bean 

Treasurer* Arthur H. Boardman 

BOOK COMMITTEE 

Frank T. Woodbury, M. D., Chairman 

All members of the Board 

BRANCH COMMITTEE 

John J. Round, Chairman 

Richard Button, M. B. Arthur L. Evans 

CHILBREN'S ROOM 

Mrs, Alice W. Wheeler, Chairman 

Mrs. Florence L. Bean Albert W. Rockwood 

CIRCULATION COMMITTEE 

Arthur L. Evans, Chairman 

John J. Round Richard Button, M. B. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Richard Button, M. B., Chairman 

Mrs. Florence L. Bean Hervey J. Skinner 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Hervey J. Skinner, Chairman 

Richard Button, M. B. John J. Round 

GROUNBS COMMITTEE 

Albert W. Rockwood, Chairman 

Walter C. Hickey Mrs. Alice W. Wheeler 



*Ex Officio as Town Treasurer 



146 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Albert W. Rockwood 



HOUSE COMMITTEE 

Walter C. Hickey, Chairman 

Frank T. Woodbury, M. D. 



PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Florence L. Bean, Chairman 

Hervey J. Skinner Frank T. Woodbury, M. D. 

LIBRARY PERSONNEL 
Librarian 

Helen Frances Carleton 



Marian Parwell 



Marjorie AUman 
Marjorie Bridge 



DEPARTMENTS 

Adult Circulation 

Elizabeth Black 

Barbara LeNoir 

Dorothy Peterson* 

Cataloguing 

Dorothy M. Rogers 
Louise E. Sheldon* 

Children's Room 

H. Gladys MacKenzie 

Greenwood Branch Library 
Clara G. Wilson 

Reference 

Margaret Doe 

Senior Part-Time Assistants 



Junior Fart -Time Assistants 



Earl Richard 



Etta F. Smith 



Elizabeth Edson 
Josephine Ferrara 



H. T. Mitchell, Main Library 
* Resigned 



Janitors 

Michael Neary, Greenwood Branch 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 147 



The Trustees of the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library herewith submit 
the eighty-second annual report for the year 1937 : 

"To be great and to remain free, Americans must be educated. Books 
are the universal medium of education — whether in school or outside— 
books to find the facts behind the news reel or broadcast, books to fit us 
for a job, to help find it, or to keep us sane through unemployment, books 
to explain the economic picture and the world changing before our eyes, 
books for our children, books to enjoy." 

If the above quotation is true, and it would be difficult to refute it, 
the need of an active and efficient library in every community is evident. 
That Wakefield is able to do its part in this book education is due to a 
happy combination of town appropriation and the interest from book 
funds, the gifts of generous friends. During 1937 from town appropriation 
$835.36 was spent for new books, and from the interest of trust funds 
$3,675.44. An increased appropriation from the town is highly desirable 
but since there is an ever-increasing need for books, the Library stock-in- 
trade, it would be a fortunate happening indeed if some other library 
friends would create funds, the income of which might be used for the 
purchase of books on either special subjects or those of general interest. 

It is illuminating to follow briefly the travels of a library book. For 
instance when a recent popular book of fiction was ready for the bindery, 
it had been out forty-two times. It went into circulation in May, 1937, 
and was withdrawn to go to the bindery just at the close of the year. 
Meanwhile this book had been into forty-two homes so that at least that 
number had read it. For all these people to have read the book without 
the service of the public library, would have meant an outlay of forty- 
two times its purchase price. Now it will be rebound and continue to 
circulate, giving pleasure to still more patrons. 

Sometimes a reprint book can be bought at a cost not exceeding that 
of rebinding. For example, a reprint book went into circulation in July, 
1937, and was withdrawn at the close of the year after having been out 
twenty-four times. The book cost fifty-five cents, so at least twenty-four 
persons read it at a cost of $.0202 per person. Of course, a reprint does 
not have the demand of a new "seven-day" book but even so, it travels 
widely. 

The work of binding and labeling the musical scores given to the 
Library by the Wakefield Choral Society in 1936, and undertaken as a 
WPA project, was finished in July, 1937. There is now a collection of 
over 13,500 musical scores of songs, cantatas, and selections from oratorios, 
making an outstanding and valuable addition to the musical resources 
of the Library. Through the thoughtful generosity of the Wakefield 
Choral Society all this material is not only for its own members but, in 
addition, is available for loan to all Wakefield residents. The interest 



148 TOWN OP WAKEPIEIiD 

and industry of those members of the WPA engaged in this work is 
worthy of commendation. 

The Library has received a very unusual gift from Mrs. Gustave 
Keander in memory of her husband, the late Gustave Keander. Mr. 
Keander was a well known wood carver and maker of artistic frames of 
fine woods for paintings and etchings. Through his work he became 
acquainted with the masterpieces of both European and American artists, 
and accumulated a large number of Medici prints of the famous canvases 
in European Galleries; these are considered to be the best prints in 
colors that are made. The collection given by Mrs. Keander comprises 
some 72 of these prints with a financial value of well over $800.00 in 
catalogue prices. These prints which have been catalogued and placed 
in folders for preservation, already have been on exhibition in the Lecture 
Hall where their beauty of subject and color has been much admired. 

The late Mr. Harris M. Dolbeare and Mr. Gardner E. Campbell have 
continued the generous gift of space in the Daily Item. Mrs. Junius Beebe 
again furnished the Christmas decorations which add so much to the cheer 
of the holiday season. Other friends have remembered the library with 
gifts of books, magazines and flowers. 

During the year the Library has lost two members of the staff. In 
February Miss Dorothy Peterson resigned to accept a position in New 
York at a considerable increase in salary. Later in the year Miss Louise 
E. Sheldon resigned to take charge of the Charles H. Howe Memorial 
Library at the Wakefield High School. Miss Sheldon had been a member 
of the staff since 1925 and understands thoroughly the various branches 
of library service. 

In the reorganization which followed these resignations. Miss Dorothy 
Rogers, a recent Simmons graduate, was appointed cataloguer and Miss 
Elizabeth Black, a part-time assistant who is taking work at Simmons, 
was made a full time assistant. Perhaps it will not come amiss to say 
at this time that it is increasingly difficult to find experienced library 
assistants so necessary for efficient and economical service, at the prices 
Wakefield pays. 

Last year it was thought that redecorating the Reference Room and 
some repairs on the upholstery were almost imperative, but this work has 
been delayed as it was found necessary to do some outside repair work. 
At all times a careful watch is kept that the cost of repairs may be kept 
at a minimum. 

This year the circulation has been 223,792 or thirteen and one-half 
books per capita. There are at present 7,432 registered borrowers, thus 
an average of 30 books were issued to each card holder. An analysis of 
the book circulation shows an increase of over 3,600 books of a serious 
nature, especially in the fields of philosophy, sociology, science, useful 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 149 

and fine arts, travel and biography. In addition, there was a large 
number of musical scores borrowed from the new Wakefield Choral 
Society collection; from the picture collection a total of 6,236 loans were 
made during the year. 

HERVEY J. SKINNER 
FLORENCE L. BEAN 
FRANK T. WOODBURY 
JOHN J. ROUND 
WALTER C. HICKEY 
RICHARD DUTTON 
ALICE W. WHEELER 
ARTHUR L. EVANS 
ALBERT W. ROCKWOOD 

Trustees. 



150 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

DONORS 

It is with appreciative thanks that we acknowledge loans and 
gifts from: 

American Rose Society 

American Telephone and Telegraph Company 

American Viscose Corporation 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Bean 

Mrs. Junius Beebe 

Lucius Beebe 

Mrs. Josiah Bonney 

Boston Public Library 

Boston University 

Brookline Bird Club 

Mrs. Herbert Brown 

Lois Burbine 

Bureau of Air Commerce 

George Carpenter 

Mrs. Clara Carr 

Christian Science Church, Reading, Massachusetts 

Cleveland Trust Company 

Thomas Cook & Company 

Mrs. George Cowdrey 

Cunard Line 

Daughters of the American Revolution, Faneuil Hall Chapter 

Demco Supply Company 

Doubleday, Doran Publishing Co. 

E. I, Dupont de Nemours & Company 

Mrs. Richard Dutton 

William E. Eaton 

Mrs. F. L. Edson 

Electric Storage Battery Company 

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 

First National Bank of Boston 

J. M. Fitzgerald 

Miss Isabel Flint 

Philip Foster 

Mrs. J. D. Fraser 

General Motors Company 

Golfing Inc., Publisher 

Foster Hall 

Hamburg-American Line 

Harvard University 

Honorable Joseph Hines 

Mrs. Helen M. Hitchcock 

Arthur W. Hixson 

Charles W. Hodgdon 

Loea Parker Howard 

Howard D. Johnson Restaurants 



REPORT OP LIBRARY TRUSTEES 151 

International Labor Organization 

Mrs. Gustave Keander 

Little, Brown & Company 

Bert James Loewenberg 

Mrs. Hubbard B. Mansfield 

Massachusetts Audubon Society 

Massachusetts Secretary of State 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 

Massachusetts Society of Mental Hygiene 

Massachusetts Tuberculosis League, Inc. 

Mrs. Cora Mildram 

Miss Hilda Morrill 

National Aniline & Chemical Company 

National Emergency Council 

National Tribune Corporation 

New England Conservatory of Music 

New England Council 

New Ehgland Planning Commission 

New England Sanitarium 

Mrs. Lyman Churchill Newell 

Nursing Information Bureau of the American Nurses' Association 

Opportunity Publishing Company 

Mr. and Mrs. Harland Perkins 

Pilgrim Press 

Polish Press Information Service 

James B. Reardon 

Recruiting Publicity Bureau, United States Army 

Rosicrucian Order 

William J. Schultz 

Miss Etha Snodgrass 

Specialty Salesman, Publisher 

Standard Oil Company 

Mrs. Sylenda Steams 

Mrs. L. Wallace Sweetser 

Joseph Taggart 

J. Frederick Talcott 

Mrs. Frank Tredinnick 

United Fruit Company 

Works Progress Administration 

Wakefield Daily Item 

Wakefield Rotary Club 

Mrs. Walter Watkins 

Mrs. Mabel Wetherbee 

Charles Weschcke 

Wheat Flour Institute 

Colonel Arthur Woods 

World Calendar Association, Inc. 



152 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

LIBRARY EXHIBITS— 1937 

MAIN LIBRARY 

FROM PICTURE COLLECTION 

Presidents (from Washington to Roosevelt) 

Lithographs and wood engravings 
Reproductions of paintings frorn Mellon collection 
Ancient civilization in America 
Cave drawings and pre-historic sculpture 
Birds 

Coronation in England 
Summer sports of yesterday 
Electricity in the service of man 
Early exploration 
Chinese arts and crafts 
Christmas books and posters 
Madonnas from the Keander collection 



LOANS FROM: 

Gardner Campbell (White Mountain photographs) 

Miss Marian Cannon, Paintings 

Miss Edith Fisher, Christmas Cards and Madonnas 

Richard Hartshorne, Paintings 

Charles W. Hodgdon, motion picture stills 



GREENWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY 

FROM PICTURE COLLECTION 

Scandinavian exhibit (Miss Isabel Flint) 

Drawings (Greenwood School) 

Airplane drawings (7th Grade, Greenwood School) 

Handwork (Greenwood playground) 

Handwork (Boy Scouts, Troop 2) 



PROJECTS: 

Library Exhibits 
Winter display 
Poem — Dutch garden 
Circus display 
Christmas in other lands 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 




153 


TABT.E 1 






FINANCIAL STATISTICS 1937 






Receipts 






Town Appropriation 




$ 18,300.00 


Dog tax 




1,516.21 


Income from Library Funds: 






Junius Beebe Fund $ 


740.45 




Marcus Beebe Fund 


878.41 




Decius Beebe Fund 


445.69 




Katherine Beebe Fund 


111.47 




Eleanor H. Beebe Fund 


195.31 




Frederic Beebe Fimd 


346.69 




Charles S. Beebe Fund 


44.08 




John H. Beebe Fund 


84.55 




J. Oliver Beebe Fund 


133.13 




Alice B. Carpenter Fund 


237.07 




George O. Carpenter Fund 


43.93 




Sylenda B. Stearns Fund 


72.96 




J. G. Aborn Library Fund 


51.05 




Cyrus Gilbert Beebe Fund 


60.45 




Frederic Beebe Library Fund 


30.23 




Willard Donnell Fund 


15.11 




Rev. Thomas A. Emerson Fund 


16.11 




Flint Memorial Library Fund 


30.23 




M. W. Gove Library Fund 


12.58 




Melvin Hill Fund 


15.11 




Dr. F. P. Hurd Library Fund 


75.56 




Franklin Poole Library Fund 


15.11 




Mary H. Pratt Library Fund 


6.05 




Cyrus Wakefield Library P\ind 


15.11 


3,675.44 


Total Income 




$ 23,491.65 



154 TOWN OP WAKEPIEIiD 

Expenditures 

Books $ 4,510.80 

Periodicals 478.21 

Binding - 1,398.37 

Salaries, library service 10,497.78 

Supplies, printing 1,143.64 

Heat, light, power, water 1,205.08 

Salaries, janitor service 1,980.00 

Repairs, furniture, maintenance, et cetera 1,766.07 

Telephone, postage, freight, express 496.13 

$ 23,476.08 

Unexpended Balance 15.57 

Total $23,491.65 



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TABLE III 

RESOURCES 
Volumes belonging to Library, January 1, 1937 58,379 

Additions in 1937: 

MAIN LIBRARY 

New Titles 
Adult 1,181 

Juvenile 372 

— — 1,553 

Replacements and duplicates 
Adult 418 

Juvenile 101 

519 

GREENWOOD BRANCH 

New Titles 
Adult 335 

Juvenile 289 

624 

Replacements and duplicates 

Adult 10 

juvenile 46 

56 

Gifts accessioned 34 

Books for school deposits 85 

Bound magazines 73 

Unclassified 157 

Total additions 3,101 

Volumes withdrawn, 1937 1,070 

Volumes belonging to Library, December 31, 1937 59,325 



REPORT OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES 



157 



TABLE IV 

American Library Association Form for Uniform Statistics 

Population of Wakefield (1937) ' 16,494 
Term of use of Library: FREE 
Agencies: Main Library, one Branch, 34 school class rooms, 1 

deposit station 

Days open during the year — Main Library 304 

Days open during the year — Branch Library 148 

Hours open each week for lending — Main Library 66 

Hours open each week for reading — Main Library 69 

Hours open each week for lending — Branch Library 16 y2 

Hours open each week for reading — Branch Library 16% 

Number of volumes at begimiing of year 58,379 

Number of volumes added by gift 34 

Number of volumes withdrawn during year 1,370 

Number of volumes added 3,101 

Number of volumes at end of year 59,325 

Pictures (13,430 mounted) 69,253 

Pamphlets 5,684 

Number of registered borrowers 7,432 

Number of volumes lent for home use 223,792 

Number of pictures lent for home use 6,236 

Registration period (since May, 1937) 3 years 

Number of newspapers (2 gifts) received currently 10 
Number of periodical titles currently received: 

Main Library 146 

Greenwood Branch 38 



Library receipts: 

Town appropriation $ 18,300.00 

Income from dog tax 1,516.21 
Income from trust funds », 3,675.44 

Library expenditures: 

Books $ 4,510.80 

Periodicals 478.21 

Binding 1,398.37 

Salaries, library service 10,497.78 

Salaries, janitor service 1,980.00 

Light 504.44 

Supplies 1,106.64 

Heat 671.40 

Other maintenance 2,328.44 

Balance returned to town 

Library receipts returned to town from fines, pay- 
ment of lost books, etc., during 1937: 



$ 23,491.65 



$ 23,476.08 
15.57 

$ 844.65 



158 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of Park and Cemetery 
Commissioners 



To the Citizens of Wakefield: 

The Park and Cemetery Commissioners hereby submit their annual 
report for the year ending December 31, 1937. 

The Park and Common were kept in first class condition by the 
Superintendent, Arthur G. Abbott, and at this time the Commissioners 
wish to commend him for his splendid efforts. 

We have fourteen (14) triangular plots under our care in different 
parts of the town as follows: Common and Church Streets, Eaton and 
Crescent Streets, Lafayette and Church Streets, North Avenue and Church 
Street, Prospect and Cedar Streets, Prospect and Elm Streets, Prospect 
Street and Shumway Circle, Prospect and Hopkins Streets, Vernon and 
Salem Streets, Main Street opposite High School, Farm and Nahant Streets, 
Main Street opposite Junction Depot, and Oak and Green Streets. In addi- 
tion to these triangular plots we have five (5) playgrounds under our care. 
We recommend an extra man in order that these shall be maintained in 
a creditable manner. 

The bath house was under the care of Mr. David Ingerton, instructor, 
and a corps of men who had a very successful season, and the conmiissioners 
received no reports of misconduct, although thousands of children 
took advantage of the bath house. The Commissioners hope that in the 
near future a WPA project will be started for a new bath house to 
take the place of the one we now have. The present building has outgrown 
its usefulness and is badly in need of repair. Mr. Ingerton's report is 
submitted under another heading. 

The Old Cemetery has been taken care of, grass cut and the grounds 
cleaned up twice a year. We also recommend a WPA project to put this 
-cemetery in better condition. 

The receipts for Forest Glade Cemetery for 1937 were $4,185.00, in- 
cluding perpetual care receipts. We expect to have the receiving tomb 
and office started this year as WPA funds have been set aside for this 
work. A new WPA general development project is in the offing, which 
will improve the cemetery even more than it has been. The Commissioners 
are indebted to several citizens who donated fine evergreen trees. We 
are especially grateful to Mr. and Mrs. J. Lowe McMahon of Prospect 
Street for the seven beautiful Norway spruce trees they donated. 

On Memorial Sunday, May 30, 1937, a beautiful shrine was dedicated 
in the Catholic section of Forest Glade Cemetery. This shrine was donated 
to the town by one of our most respected citizens, who does not wish his 
identity disclosed. The shrine, valued at about $500.00, exclusive of the 



REPORT OP PARK AND CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 159 

rockery, evergreens and setting, is made of Alpine maple and was imported 
from Switzerland. 

We have one full-time man at the cemetery, Mr. Frank LeGro, and 
one part-time man, Mr. Charles Lynch. 

We wish, at this time, to thank publicly, Mr. John Landry, Superin- 
tendent of the Moth Department, and Mr. Harry Denning, Superintendent 
of the Highway Department, and also the Board of Public Welfare, for 
the valuable assistance given our Board throughout the entire year 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN T. STRINGER, Chairman 
GEORGE W. ABBOTT, Secretary 
JOHN W. MacGILLVRAY 



160 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of Bath House Supervisor 



Wakefield Park Board, 

Wakefield, Massachusetts. 

« 
Gentlemen : — 

The bath house opened June 28 and closed September 4, a period of 
69 days, during which time protection was given the bathers from 9.00 A. M. 
to 8.00 P. M., on week days, and from 2.00 P. M. to 6.00 P. M. on Sundays. 
During a hot spell the bath house was kept open longer for the safety of 
night bathers. 

Total number in attendance 67,504 

Average daily 1,094 

Maximum weekly 14,600 

Number of minor injuries 152 

Number of serious injuries, requiring 

medical attention 2 

(also 1 epileptic fit) 
Number of persons beyond their depth 

needing help 78 

Help rendered to overturned boats 12 

Number of suspensions 2 

The continuation of the "Learn to Swim" campaign inaugurated in 
1936 resulted in 274 persons learning to swim or improving their ability 
to take care of themselves in the water. This figure does not include the 
special class to Boy Scouts, 15 of whom passed their merit badge tests. 

During the season, six children were picked up along the shores of 
the lake and restored to their parents; also five boys were rescued from 
unsafe rafts or boats, which were then destroyed. Parents should guard 
against things of this kind, as all of the craft were made at home and 
carted to the lake. 

I wish to thank all of the town departments for their generous help, 
the Park Board for their co-operation, and especially the Police Depart- 
ment for their prompt and efficient handling of petty thefts. 

DAVID F. INGERTON, 

Supervisor. 



REPORT OP MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 161 



Report of the Municipal Light Board 



To the Citizens of the Town of Wakefield: 

We submit for your consideration, the forty-fourth annual report of the 
Municipal Light Board, covering the year ending December 31, 1937. 

The operations of the Department resulted in a net profit, after deduct- 
ing debt retirement, of $28,896.93 as compared to a profit of $27,697.57 in 
1936. 

The balance of our Operating Fund is $26,356.38 as compared to $34,- 
486.84 in 1936; the decrease being due to a falling off in collections during 
the last few months of the year and to increased cost of materials, etc. 

The amount of bonds outstanding has been reduced to $59,000.00. The 
other liabilities of the Department are accrued interest and insurance 
amounting to $2,516.83. Consumers' Deposits liability is offset by the same 
amount of cash in the banks. 

The Department turned back to the Town $27,697.57 at the annual 
Town Meeting in March, 1937, which makes a total of $108,949.45 during 
the past five years. 

We are asking for an appropriation of $20,000.00 for street lighting for 
1938, in order to comply with the state regulations, which require us to 
charge electricity delivered for this purpose at our average cost per kilowatt 
hour. 

The report of the manager, showing the financial condition of the plant 
as of December 31, 1937, and its operations for the year, is included in this 
report. 

The books of the Department are being audited by Thomas B. Donnelly, 
C. P. A., Boston. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARCUS BEEBE, 2nd, Chairman 
A. FRANCIS HARRINGTON, Secretary 
CURTIS L. SOPHER, M. D. 
Board of Comimissioners 
Municipal Light Department 
January 2, 1938. 



January 1, 1938. 
To the Board of Light Commissioners, 

Town of Wakefield, Massachusetts. 
Gentlemen : 

I report herewith on the affairs of this Department for the year ending 
December 31, 1937. The Balance Sheet shows the total assets to be 
$904,639.37. 



162 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



The sales of gas amounted to $102,622.47, the operating expense $90,- 
531.65, and a profit of $11,146.27. 

The sales of electricity amounted to $213,055.85, the operating expense 
$182,882.06, and a profit of $27,750.66. 



PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT 

Plant investments and general equipment have been increased 
$12,786.46 net, including the completion of underground distribution for 
residence service in Chestnut Street between Main Street and North Ave- 
nue; in North Avenue, between Chestnut Street and Yale Avenue; and in 
Yale Avenue and Avon Street. Thirty-six street lights were added to the 
ornamental street lighting of the town, on Chestnut Street, Avon Street, 
Yale Avenue and North Avenue. 

The entrance of a new company at the Heywood-Bros. Wakefield 
location, had an extension of 3-phase and single-phase services. The 
pumping station of the Sewer Department at a point opposite Central 
Street on Main Street, has been furnished with single-phase, three-wire, 
underground service. 

The yearly inspection and replacement of defective poles has been 
completed. There has not been any large extension of aerial lines; 
some new houses have been given underground service. Pole line extensions 
have been made at the Flint Field development. 

A large amount of change in layout and switchboard has been in prog- 
ress during the year, at the substation, and is to be continued during the 
coming year. The regulators on commercial lines have been placed outside 
the north wall of the substation and all made weatherproof at small cost 
comparatively. 

During the year the Gas Department put in 42 new services and re- 
placed 33 old ones. On Albion Street the main was stripped and examined 
for leaks and new services were put in as requii'ed. In Central Street 
910 ft. of 3" pipe was laid, replacing 400 ft. of l^A" pipe and connecting 
Main Street to Pleasant Street. On Hopkins Street the main was extended 
by 418 ft. of 4" pipe and on Mountain Avenue by 150 ft. of 4" pipe. On 
Bartley Street 250 ft. of 2" pipe was replaced by the same amount of 4". 
On Crescent Street 81 ft. of 3" pipe was laid across the new intersection. 
On Gladstone Street the main was extended by 440 ft. with 4" pipe con- 
necting Myrtle Avenue and Crystal Street. 

In the Hey wood- Wakefield yard 350 ft. of 3" pipe was laid to serve 
Building No. lA. In the new development in Howard Street 400 ft. of 3" 
pipe was laid and on Flint Street 320 ft. of 3" and on the lower end of 
Main Street 250 ft. of 3" pipe. On Clifton Avenue and Lotus Avenue at 
the Stoneham line, 605 ft. of 2" pipe was laid. On Cutter Avenue, the new 
development off North Avenue, 240 ft. of 3" pipe was put in and on King- 
mont Street, 245 ft. of 3" pipe was put in, replacing 150 ft. of 1" pipe. 
On Stedman Street 740 ft. of 1" pipe was replaced with 3". On Vernon 
Street, where a new street was put in, 605 ft. of 3" and 475 ft. of 4" pipe 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 163 

was laid and also 14 services put into the lot lines. Off Salem Street, 
400 ft. of 2" pipe was laid to serve a new development there. 

The department also laid 450 ft. of steel pipe to be used as a duct under 
the sidewalk at the Central Fire Station. 

New steam and water lines were installed at the plant from the garage 
to the main building. Five new desks and two new tables were made at the 
plant for the main office. A new cement floor was put in the shed in 
the rear of the gas holder which is used for the storage of cable and street 
light pedestals. The brick wall on the outside of the boiler room was 
repaired and a new wall built in the meter room. 

At the North Avenue works, the machine shop and wood shop have 
been busy in the manufacture, repair and replacement of equipment for 
this department and for other departments of the town. This is notable 
in the fitting of the main office of the department, now located at 7 
Albion Street, where desks and tables were needed when this new location 
was taken over in November. 

This department has been located in the Savings Bank Building for 
the past ten years and found an opportunity to change for larger and more 
convenient quarters, to the present Albion Street location, previously occu- 
pied by the Post Office Department. 

Financial Statement follows: 

BALANCE SHEET AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1937 

ASSETS 
PLANT INVESTMENTS 

Gas Department (Schedule A) $371,083.14 

Electric Department (Schedule B) 385,249.76 

General Equipment (Schedule C) 18,521.62 



Total Investments $774,854.52 

CURRENT ASSETS 

Operation Fund $ 26,356.38 

Depreciation Fund 17,532.57 

Office Fund 400.00 

Special Deposits 39,323.45 

Accounts Receivable 18,634.71 

Materials and Supplies 26,965.20 



Total Current Assets $129,212.31 

PREPAID ACCOUNTS 

Insurance $ 381.29 

Interest 191.25 

Total Prepaid Accounts $ 572.54 



TOTAL ASSETS $904,639.37 



164 TOWN OP WAKEPIEUD 

BALANCE SHEET AS OP DECEMBER 31, 1937 

LIABILITIES AND SURPLUS 

BONDS PAYABLE $ 59,000.00 

CURRENT LIABILITIES 

Consumers' Deposits $ 39,323.45 

Matured Interest 1,459.34 

Liability Insurance 187.04 



Total Current Liabilities $ 40,969.83 

ACCRUED LIABILITIES 

Interest on Bonds $ 870.45 

APPROPRIATED SURPLUS 

Loans Repayment $414,300.00 

Appropriation for Construction Repayment 51,632.86 



Total Appropriated Surplus $465,932.86 

SURPLUS (Schedule D) $337,866.23 



TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SURPLUS $904,639.37 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 165 

STATEMENT OP INCOME AND EXPENSE 

GAS DEPARTMENT 

INCOME PROM SALE OP GAS 

Regular Meters $ 99,999.53 

Prepay Meters 2,156.66 

Municipal Meters 305.60 

Minimum Bills 160.68 

Total Sales 

DEDUCT — OPERATING EXPENSE 
Gas Purchased 
Distribution 
Commercial 
New Business 
General 
Depreciation 

Total Operating Expense 

OPERATING INCOME 

ADD — OTHER INCOME 
Merchandise and Jobbing 
Interest on Bank Balances 

GROSS INCOME 

DEDUCT — OTHER EXPENSE 
Interest on Bonds 
Interest on Consumers' Deposits 
Bad Debts 





$102,622.47 


$ 44,048.57 




18,814.23 




6,435.58 




267.64 




8,072.23 




12,893.40 






$ 90,531.65 




$ 12,090.82 


$ 40.75 




501.93 


$ 542.68 




$ 12,633.50 


$ 670.54 




732.62 




84.07 


$ 1,487.23 



NET INCOME TO SURPLUS (Schedule D) $ 11,146.27 



166 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

STATEMENT OP INCOME AND EXPENSE 

ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT 

INCOME PROM SALE OP ELECTRICITY 
Commercial Lighting 
Commercial Power 
Municipal Power 
Municipal Lighting 
Street Lighting 
Minimum Bills 

Total Sales 

DEDUCT — OPERATING EXPENSE 
Energy Purchased 
Distribution 
Utilization 
Commercial 
New Business 
General 
Depreciation 

Total Operating Expense 

OPERATING INCOME 

ADD — OTHER INCOME 
Merchandise and Jobbing 
Interest on Bank Balances 

GROSS INCOME 

DEDUCT — OTHER EXPENSE 
Interest on Bonds 
Interest on Consumers' Deposits 
Bad Debts 

NET INCOME TO SURPLUS (Schedule D) 



$143,472.26 




40,631.86 




7,393.65 




3,287.98 




18,000.00 




270.10 




. 


$213,055.85 


$ 89,075.47 




36,024.26 




6,062.29 




9,469.11 




753.24 




9,146.89 




32,350.80 






$182,882.06 




$ 30,173.79 


$ 11.61 




501.93 


$ 513.54 




$ 30,687.33 


$ 1,966.36 




732.62 




237.69 


$ 2,936.67 




$ 27,750.66 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 167 

■ PLANT INVESTMENTS 
GAS DEPARTMENT 



SCHEDULE A 






$ 6,591.75 




21,389.02 




1,855.73 




2,403.89 




1,839.02 




274,779.51 




27,234.74 




27,571.12 




7,418.36 




$371,083.14 



Land 

Structures 

Boiler Plant Equipment 

Engines 

Miscellaneous Power Plant Equipment 

Street Mains 

Services 

Meters 

Meter Installations 

Total per Balance Sheet 



ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT — SCHEDULE B 

Land " $ 213.57 

Structures 19,067.74 

Substation Equipment 38,026.88 

Poles, Fixtures and Overhead Construction 69,758.89 

Underground Conduits 115,809.61 

Underground Conductors 54,819.46 

Meters 18,878.94 

Meter Installations 6,940.22 

Transformers 24,880.44 

Transformer Installations 2,708.84 

Street Lighting Equipment 34,145.17 

Total per Balance Sheet 



GENERAL EQUIPMENT 

Office Furniture and Equipment 
Automobiles 
Laboratory Equipment 
Miscellaneous Equipment 

Total per Balance Sheet 





$385,249.76 


SCHEDULE C 


$ 3,552.62 

3,229.36 

451.00 

11,288.64 




$ 18,521.62 



168 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

SURPLUS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1937 

CREDITS 

Balance, January 1, 1937 $340,106.87 

Profit from Electric Operations 27,750.66 

Profit from Gas Operations 11,146.27 



Total Credits $379,003.80 



DEBITS 

Bonds Retired $ 10,000.00 

Property Abandoned 3,440.00 

Cash. — Returned to Town 27,697.57 



Total Debits $ 41,137.57 



Surplus — December 31, 1937, per Balance Sheet $337,866.23 



COST OF GAS 

Cost in Holder $ 44,048.57 

Cost in Holder — per M. C. F. .5728 

Average Selling Price — per M. C. F. 1.4042 

Average Cost Delivered — per M. C. F. 1.2864 

Total Gas Purchased — cubic feet 80,104,516 

Total Gas Sold — cubic feet 73,083,800 



COST OF ELECTRICITY 

Cost on Switchboard $ 89,075.47 

Cost on Switchboard — per K. W. H. .01274 

Average Selling Price — per K. W. H. .03336 

Average Cost Delivered — per K. W. H. .03035 

Total Electricity Purchased — K. W. Hours 6,990,784 

Total Electricity Sold — K. W. Hour 6,391,799 



REPLACEMENTS AND NEW CONSTRUCTIONS — GAS 

Street Mains (feet) 6,511 

Services 77 

Meters 428 

Meters in use beginning of year 3,642 

Meters in use end of year 3,683 



REPORT OF MUNICIPAL LIGHT BOARD 169 

REPLACEMENTS AND NEW CONSTRUCTIONS — ELECTRICITY 

Street Lights 55 

Transformers 9 

Poles 12 

Overhead wires (feet) 40,091 

Services 96 

Ducts (feet) 6,678 

Underground Cables (feet) 61,758 

Meters in use beginning of year 4,571 

Meters in use end of year 4,625 

I again express my gratitude and appreciation for the support and co- 
operation of the Commission, the employees and our customers in the past 
year. With the continuation of these relations, we can anticipate con- 
tinued successful results. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL H. BROOKS, Manager 
Municipal Light Department 



Fire Alarm^ Police Signal and 
Traffic Lights 



The battery room of the fire alarm system has been entirely re- 
organized. Old wood frames replaced by channel iron supported on pipe 
posts, wire lines re-arranged, floor concreted, acid-proof plumbing, and 
new lighting and heating arranged. Some boxes have been changed by 
the installation of one new box at No. 12. The mutual-aid system existing 
between Reading and Melrose has been extended to include Stoneham. 

This Department has operated well during the past year. Some pieces 
of fire alarm sending equipment have been acquired through the Gamewell 
Company and installed at the Central Station, relieving the old repeater 
box to be placed at the Greenwood Station. 

The Police Signal System and Traffic Lights, which are in the custody 
of the Light Department, have been working satisfactorily and have not 
required any major attention. The installation of a radio in the cruising 
car has added very much to the efficiency of the signal system. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL H. BROOKS, Superintendent. 



170 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

28th Annual Report of the Wakefield 
Water and Sewerage Board 



In our report of one year ago, we urged construction of a modern, 
fire-proof pumping station, to house the equipment necessary to operate 
the driven wells located off Nahant Street. 

Since then, a WPA project was authorized to construct such a. 
station, plans for it being properly drawn and approved. 

During the summer and fall of last year, the building was erected 
and as this report is submitted, the pumping equipment and appliances 
are located therein, after removal from the former worn-out wooden 
shed used as a pumping station for several years, so that today, the town 
possesses an adequate fire-proof building of brick, steel, and cement con- 
struction nearly ready for practical use. As will be noted in the report of 
the Superintendent, the station pumped and delivered, direct to the water 
mains, a total of over 60,000,000 gallons of pure water during the period 
of nine months, from December 1, 1936, to September 1, 1937, thus demon- 
strating to our people the value of this sub-supply of water in time of need. 
As the town's population increases, it is clearly evident that greater con- 
sumption of water must follow and this Board will, in due time, recommend 
that provision be made to increase the number of driven wells at the 
auxiliary station. Once more we congratulate our people in possessing 
this invaluable supply of high-grade water. 

During the year 1937, material gains were made in sewerage construc- 
tion, as authorized by votes passed in Town Meeting. These additions 
to our sewerage area have been completed and are in operation after 
successful application of modern methods in two notable instances. These 
are, first, the building and equipment of an ejector station on Main Street, 
Lakeside, automatically lifting the sewer flow from low level to higher 
level for delivery to gravity flow on Main Street, at intersection of Aborn 
Avenue. The operation of this ejector station is well worth the study 
of all. The second instance is in connection with method used to 
cross the Boston & Maine roadbed from west side to east side in Green- 
wood. A three-foot diameter steel casing was driven through this mainline 
roadbed by men working within the casing and from the far end digging 
their way along, the casing being advanced by power of jacks. 

Regular movement of trains was not hindered at any time and the 
job was completed in less than two days. 

To safeguard the water supply in Crystal Lake, this Board is firmly of 
the opinion that further sewer construction in Greenwood should be ac- 
complished during the coming spring and sUmmer to the end that the 
entire area of Greenwood Plains be piped for sewerage. Portions of the 



REPORT OP WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 



171 



Plains area are already sewered, but the remainder should be provided for, 
to remove all danger of pollution to Crystal Lake waters. 

Articles will appear in the Town Warrant for the annual March meet- 
ing and this department seconds the initiative of our Board of Health. 

The Department Superintendent has submitted a clear and infor- 
mative report in detail, covering our operation for the past year and to 
all our people, we recommend its study. 

This report cannot be concluded until we gratefully acknowledge the 
gift to the town of a strip of land, triangular in shape and situated on 
the east side of Crystal Lake, adjacent to the Boston & Maine Railroad. 
Needless to say, the possession of this tract of land by the town insures 
further protection of the water-shed and again displays the generous spirit 
of our highly esteemed fellow citizen, Mr. John J. Round. 

We do also extend our best wishes to four of the Department's veterans 
who, having reached the limitations of age and years of efficient service, 
are now retired on pension. They served the town long and well, and are 
now free to choose their own channels of life and duty. These veterans are: 



Patrick Sexton 


— Arthur Gibbons — 


Patrick Curran — J. J. 


McPadden 


Income and outlay during the year 


1937 were: 




Receipts 




Expenditures 




Water Rates 




$ 74,805.84 


Maintenance 


$ 39,321.75 


Hydrant Rental 




8,825.00 


Services 


2,551.66 


Services 




2,428.56 


Construction 


4,305.71 


Construction 




103.54 


Bonds Retired 


31,000.00 


Turn-ons 




124.00 


Interest 


5,176.25 


Summons 




225.80 


Water Rate Refunds 


11.56 


All Other 




409.16 


Commissioners' Salarii 


es 270.00 






$ 82,636.93 








Credit Balance 


4,284.97 




$ 86,921.90 


$ 86,921.90 



WILLIAM B. STANTIAL, 
SIDNEY F. ADAMS, 
GEORGE O. SHELDON, 

Commissioners. 



172 TOWN OP WAKEPIEIiD 

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT 

To the Water and Sewerage Board: 

I respectfully submit the following report for the year ending 
December 31, 1937: 

WATER CONSTRUCTION 

Mountain Avenue, from dead end westerly to new dead end Stoneham 
line, 125 feet of 2" wrought iron pipe. 

*Outlook Road, from dead end westerly to Strathmore Road, 342 feet 
of 6" cast iron pipe. 

* Strathmore Road, from dead end northerly to Outlook Road, 220 feet 
of 6" cast iron pipe. 

Pine Ridge Road, from dead end easterly to Morgan Avenue, 44 feet 
of 6" cast iron pipe. 

Morgan Avenue, from Overlook Road northerly to Pine Ridge Road, 
262 feet of 6" cast iron pipe. 

Overlook Road, from Nowell Road easterly to Morgan Avenue, 130 
feet of 6" cast iron pipe. 

In taking of Heywood- Wakefield Company yard, from Water Street 
northerly to dead end, 275 feet of 6" cast iron pipe. 

Howard Street, from dead end southerly to Flint Street, 243 feet 
of 6" cast iron pipe. 

Flint Street, from Main Street easterly to Howard Street, 250 feet 
of 6" cast iron pipe. 

Cutter Street, from North Avenue westerly to dead end, 254 feet of 
2" wrought iron pipe. 

Main Street, from Humphrey Street southerly to dead end, 218 feet 
of 8" cast iron pipe. 

Pine Street, from dead end opposite No. 39 northerly to Warren 
Avenue, 188 feet of 6" cast iron pipe. 

Warren Avenue, from Madison Avenue westerly to Greenwood Avenue, 
244 feet of 8" cast iron pipe. 



* WPA projects 



REPORT OP WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 173 

WATER RECONSTRUCTION 

Overlook Road, from Nowell Road westerly to opposite No. 9, 213 feet 
of 6" cast iron pipe. 

Salem Street, from 24 feet west of Montrose Avenue westerly, 192 feet 
of 12" cast iron pipe. 

Green Street, Stoneham, near standpipe, from 12" tee on standpipe 
branch easterly, 54 feet of 12" cast iron pipe. 

Warren Avenue, from Pine Street westerly to Madison Avenue, 186 
feet of 8" cast iron pipe, 

NEW HYDRANT 
Strathmore Road, corner of Outlook Road, 5" Corey hydrant. 

HYDRANTS BROKEN BY AUTOMOBILES 

Pleasant Street, corner Eaton Street. 
Columbia Road, corner Bancroft Avenue. 
Nahant Street, opposite house of Bazley. 
Main Street at entrance to Beebe Estate. 
Meriam Street opposite No. 33. 

RELOCATED HYDRANTS 

Hydrant No. 160 on Overlook Road, above Ashland Street, moved 19 
feet westerly, increased from 4" to 5" Corey. 

Hydrant No. 292 on Main Street opposite Humphrey Street, to 81 feet 
north of northerly side of Flint Street. 

SERVICES 

New services laid this year 37 

Services relaid during the year 41 

Number of feet of pipe laid on public land 768' - 6" 

Number of feet of pipe laid on private land 1712' 

Number of feet of pipe relaid on public land 1417' - 8" 

Number of feet of pipe relaid on private land 1492' - 7" 
Services relaid from main to street line on account of 

street construction 27 



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REPORT OP WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 



175 



PUMPING RECORDS 





1936 


1937 


1937 






Crystal Lake 


Driven Wells 


January 


19,060,000 


7,740,000 


11,579,800 


February 


19,675,000 


8,550,000 


9,027,600 


March 


22,015,000 


11,810,000 


8,100,375 


April 


20,220,000 


12,515,000 


7,178,100 


May 


22,720,000 


13,815,000 


7,819,800 ' 


June 


23,740,000 


14,970,000 


7,043,850 


July 


25,875,000 


17,785,000 


7,274,175 


August 


24,925,000 


23,165,000 


2,304,075 


September 


22,080,000 


24,690,000 




October 


21,300,000 


23,780,000 




November 


19,590,000 


22,060,000 




December 


19,323,275 


21,335,000 






260,523,275 gals. 


202,215,000 gals. 


60,327,775 gals. 



Total pumped, 1936 

Total pumped, 1937 

Average daily consumption, 1936 

Average daily consumption, 1937 

Average daily per capita of estimated population, 1936 

Average daily per capita of estimated population, 1937 



260,523,275 Gallons 

262,542,775 Gallons 

711,812 Gallons 

719,295 Gallons 

41.8 Gallons 

42.3 Gallons 



PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS 

The shop at the pumping station has been moved to larger quarters 
in the unused section of the coal shed. The new quarters are much more 
convenient and all the equipment is located on one floor, where, in the 
past, it was in different locations, which was very inconvenient. 

During the year, a concrete and brick pumping station was erected 
at the driven wells on Sexton avenue, off Nahant street, through a WPA 
project. At the time of writing this report, the large portion of the 
equipment which was used in the temporary wooden building close by, has 
been installed permanently in the new building. 

A new Dodge car with pick-up body attached, has been purchased 
during the year to replace a 1927 Ford. 

A new rubber-oid roof has been installed on the south slope of the 
coal shed. 

Due to the change in grades and relocation of street lines, it was 
necessary to relocate and lower the inlet pipe to the Stoneham Standpipe, 
located on Green street in that town. It was also necessary to lower and 
relocate the main pipe on Green street, Stoneham, for some distance. 
The above mentioned pipe also serves as our mutual connection with 
Stoneham and the Metropolitan Water Supply. 



176 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



WATER SUPPLY 

Crystal Lake, Wakefield's water supply, is, at the present time, 2.5" 
below high, water mark. The water is quite turbid, due to excess rainfall 
and a very rapid runofif. From December 10, 1936 to August 27, 1937, water 
was pumped continually, day and night, from the driven wells supply on 
Sexton avenue, off Nahant street. It has, at all times, met with the 
complete approval of the State Department of Public Health. 

FILTRATION PLANT 

The filtration plant has, as usual, produced water of excellent quality 
during the year. During the coming year, it will be necessary to replace 
the sand, which has been removed in the process of cleaning for the last 
few years. 

Water mains laid in following streets 
under wpa projects 

Outlook Road 
Strathmore Road 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE COMING YEAR 

No. 1 Standpipe, located at Green street, Stoneham, must be painted 
inside and outside. Also, the foundation walls need to be repointed and a 
cement weather cap placed on top of same. 

No. 2 Standpipe should be painted inside. 

Both intake cages at Crystal Lake must be replaced this year. 

LOW LEVEL SEWER SYSTEM 

The low level sewer system and pumping station has, as in the past, 
functioned properly. It has been necessary, during the year, to replace 
both pump heads, due to their being worn through, thus causing leakage. 

SEWER CONSTRUCTION 

At a town meeting held June 16, 1937, the town voted to construct 
sewers in the following streets: 

Cordis Street 

Main Street 

Central Street 

Also, they voted to construct a sewer ejector station on land owned 

by the town between Main street and Lake Quannapowitt, opposite Central 

street. This work has all been completed and the equipment has been 

installed in the ejector station. The system is now in operation and is 

functioning satisfactorily. The sewerage is discharged from the ejector 

station into the gravity sewer on Main street at the intersection at Aborn 

avenue. 



REPORT OF WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 177 

The department would be very glad to show this ejector station to any 
citizen who is interested in seeing it, as it is somewhat of a novel 
installation in this vicinity. 

At the same town meeting, the town voted to construct sewers in 
Crystal Street, Greenwood Street, Myrtle Avenue, across private land 
and also under the Boston & Maine Railroad track, to discharge the 
sewerage Into the trunk sewer and a manhole left there for that 
purpose when the trunk sewer was originally built. This work has also 
been completed and is in operation. 

Sewers have been constructed in the following streets on the vote of 
the town: 

Western avenue — 300 feet, westerly from Elm street. 
Charles street — From Main street to Birch Hill avenue. 
Birch Hill avenue — From Nahant street, 250 feet southerly. 
This work has been all completed and is in working order. 

SEWER MAINTENANCE 

The entire system including the low level system has been inspected 
twice during the year and thoroughly brushed and cleaned. The depart- 
ment is experiencing considerable difficulty, due to elm and poplar roots 
finding their way through the joints into the main sewer lines. These 
roots grow very rapidly after entering the sewer and cause frequent 
stoppages. When these stoppages occur, they must be relieved regardless 
of the hour of the day or night. 

Manhole covers and frames have been raised, lowered, or replaced as 
necessary, to conform with new street grades. Also, new covers and 
frames have been installed where old ones have been found to be faulty 
or broken. 

SEWER CONNECTIONS 

Applications for house connections to date 1,882 

Number of connections made 1,772 

Number of connections made during year 43 

Number of connections waiting 

SUMMARY OP WATER STATISTICS 
FOR THE YEAR 1937 

WAKEFIELD WATER WORKS 

Middlesex County 

TOWN OP WAKEFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 

Population 16,494 Area of town 4,568 acres 

Date of Construction— 1883— by Wakefield Water Company. 
Source of supply: 

Crystal Lake. 

Driven wells. 



178 TOWN OF WAKEPIEUD 



Mode of supply: Pumping through distribution system to standpipes. 

Standpipe capacities: 

No. 1 — Located on Green street, Stoneham— 565,485 gallons. 
No. 2 — Located on Sidney street, Wakefield — 651,817 gallons. 

Type of Purification: 
Slow sand filters. 
Chlorination. 

Population : 

regularly supplied within town - 16,374 

regularly supplied outside town * 70 



Total population supplied 16,444 

Consumption : 

Measured by Venturi Meter 262,542,775 gallons 

Builder of Pumping Machinery: 
High Lift Pump. 

A. Knowles Steam Pump Company — one 10"xl9"xll"x27" duplex 
compound condensing steam pump. Capacity 1.8 million gallons 
per twenty-four hours. 

HIGH LIFT PUMP No. 1 

B. Goulds' Pumps, Incorporated — one single stage centrifugal pump, 
direct connected to 150 horse power, 550 volt, three phase slip ring 
motor, capacity 2.5 million gallons for twenty-four hours. 

HIGH LIFT PUMP No. 2 

C. Goulds' Pumps, Incorporated — one single stage centrifugal pump, 
direct connected to 150 horse power, 550 volt, three phase slip 
ring motor, capacity 2.5 million gallons for twenty-four hours. 

LOW LIFT PUMP No. 1 

D. Gould's Pimips, Incorporated — one single stage centrifugal pump 
direct connected to 15 horse power, 550 volts, three phase slip ring 
motor, capacity 2.5 million gallons for twenty-four hours. 

LOW LIFT PUMP No. 2 

E. Goulds' Pumps, Incorporated — one single stage centrifugal pump 
direct connected to 15 horse power, 550 volts, three phase slip ring 
motor, capacity 2.5 million gallons for twenty-four hours. 

Total station capacity — 6.8 million gallons per day. 
Purification statistics: 
Installed: 1927. 



REPORT OP WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 179 

Type of treatment: 
Aeration. 
Slow sand filters. 
Capacity of filters: 2.5 million gallons per twenty-four hours. 
Kind of chemical applied: Liquid chlorine applied to filtered water. 

Distribution System: 

Range in pressure in center of town, 80-90 pounds. 
Kind of pipe: 
Cast iron. 
Wrought iron. 
Cement-sheet iron. 

Sizes: 2 inch to 20 inch. 
Extended during the year — 3,640 feet. 
Total feet now in use — 54.80 miles. 
Number of hydrants added — 1. 
Number of hydrants in use — 354. 
Number of stop gates in use — 689. 

Range of pressure on mains — 26 pounds to 115 pounds. 
Total number of service taps — 3,922. 
Number of service taps now in use — 3,722. 
Percent of active services metered 99.4%. 

In conclusion, I wish to extend my sincere thanks to each and every 
member of the Department for co-operation in all emergencies during 
the year. 

I also extend my thanks to the heads and members of the various 
town departments for their support and co-operation during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MORRISON MERRILL, 

Superintendent. 



180 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Report of Town Treasurer 



To the Citizens of Wakefield: 

I herewith present my report for the fiscal year ending December 31, 
1937: 



TRUST FUNDS 

The Trust Funds and available income balances now in my hands are 
as follows: 



Cornelius Sweetser Lecture Fund 

Cornelius Sweetser Lecture Guarantee Fund 

John Gould Aborn Library Fund 

Cyrus G. Beebe Library Fund 

Frederick Beebe Library Fund 

Willard Donnell Library Fund 

Reverend Thomas Albert Emerson Library Fund 

Flint Memorial Library Fund 

Merrill W. Gove Library Fund 

Melvin J. Hill Library Fund 

Dr. Francis P. Hurd Library Fund 

Franklin Poole Library Fund 

Mary H. Pratt Library Fund 

Cyrus Wakefield Library Fund 

Mary E. Aborn Park Fund 

Nancy White Park Fund 

Reverend Thomas Albert Emerson High School 

P\ind 
Nancy White Hurd School Fund 
Jonathan Nichols Temperance Fund 
Annie L. Cox Prize for Advancement in Design 

Fund 
Annie L. Cox Scholarship Fund for Italian Students 
Mary Lizzie Smith Fund for care of old cannon on 

Common 
Gad and Clarissa Chandler Carter Burial Lot Fund 

in Old Cemetery 
Adams Coburn Burial Lot Fund in Old Cemetery 
Ezra Eaton Burial Lot Fund in Old Cemetery 

Carried forward 



Principal 

of Fund 

$ 10,000.00 

2,609.18 

1,689.26 

2,000.00 

1,000.00 

500.00 

500.00 

1,000.00 

500.00 

500.00 

2,500.00 

500.00 

200.00 

500.00 

2,000.00 

1,000.00 

1,000.00 

500.00 

1,000.00 

100.00 
5,000.00 

100.00 



Income 
Available 



505.54 

14.19 

352.77 

21.84 
1,096.68 

31.84 



200.00 


62.37 


100.00 


2.84 


100.00 


17.78 



$ 35,098.44 $ 2,105.85 



REPORT OP TOWN TREASURER 



181 



Brought forward 

Reverend Thomas Albert Emerson Old Cemetery 

Fund 
Levi Flanders Burial Lot Fund in Old Cemetery 
Flint Old Burial Ground Fund 
Dr. John Hart Burial Lot Fund in Old Cemetery 
Harry E. Haskell Burial Lot Fund in Old Cemetery 
Oliver Burial Lot Fund in Old Cemetery 
Stimpson Family Burial Lot Fund in Old Cemetery 
Clarissa E. Swain Burial Lot Fund in Old Cemetery 
Elizabeth Stout Burial Lot Fund in Old Cemetery 
Cornelius Sweetser Burial Lot Fund in Old 

Cemetery 
John Sweetser Burial Lot Fund in Old Cemetery 
Rev. Horace Eaton Burial Lot Fund in Old 

Cemetery 
Jane K. Vinton Burial Lot Fund in Old Cemetery 
James and Elizabeth Walton Burial Lot Fund in 

Old Cemetery 
The income from the following funds is for care of 

lots in Forest Glade Cemetery: 
Martha D. Wilson Fund 
Reverend John M. Currie Fund 
J. Walter Curley Fund 
Sarah Burbank Fund 
George M. Kelley Fund 
P. M. Wilkinson Fund 
Francis G. Robie Fund 
Sylvester Burditt Fund 
Isaiah Blake Fund 
Lottie A. Lefave Fund 
Michael Hennessey Fund 
Joseph F. McNeil Fund 
Mary B. Staples Fund 
Joseph O. Surrette Fund 
Fannie Doucette Fund 
Mary Harwood Fund 
Ellen Scott Fund 
Masonic Lot Fund 
George H. Collins Fund 
Celia Moore Fund 
Susan A. Champagne Fund 
Eliza J. Church Fund 



Principal 


Income 


of Fund 


Available 


$ 35,098.44 


$ 2,105.85 


1,000.00 


72.51 


100.00 


5.14 


2,000.00 


111.69 


200.00 


39.60 


100.00 


3.13 


50.00 


1.70 


200.00 


34.83 


500.00 


126.56 


300.00 


16.84 


1,000.00 


98.67 


200.00 


19.23 


25.00 




50.00 


13.28 


100.00 


2.81 


$ 200.00 


$ 7.62 


50.00 


2.79 


50.00 


1.72 


100.00 


20.78 


25.00 


1.80 


50.00 


2.35 


25.00 


2.49 


50.00 


4.99 


10.00 


1.11 


10.00 


1.11 


10.00 


1.11 


50.00 


1.72 


50.00 


1.72 


10.00 


1.11 


10.00 


1.11 


10.00 


.99 


50.00 


5.12 


100.00 


3.95 


50.00 


2.65 


10.00 


.90 


50.00 


1.65 


50.00 


4.65 



Carried forward 



$ 41,943.44 $ 2,725.28 



182 



TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Brought forward 
Patrick Grimes Fund 
E. E. Burns Fund 
Jane A. Gaston Fund 
Catherine North Fund 
Marjorie Smith Fund 
John Meuse Fund 
Daniel Cotreau Fund 
John McCarthy Fund 
D. J. Dougherty Fund 
Georgianna Patten Fund 
Clara Sheperson Fund 
P. J. McArdle 
George A. Brown Fund 
Mary J. Giles Fund 
William H. Burnham Fund 
Mary Derby Fund 
Eber Holmes Fund 
Kathryn Thurston Fund 
Charles McLellan Fund 
Susie Callahan Fund 
William E. Robinson Fund 
Catherine Gates Fund 
John McCarriston Fund 
Mary Cook Fund 
Mary G. Seabury Fund 
Catherine Hyatt Fund 
Benjamin D. Foss Fund 
Jonathan N. McMaster Fund 
Maria Short Fund 
Lawton G. Holmes Fund 
Nelson Bishop Fimd 
Mary C. Gould Fund 
Mary Marinelli Fund 
Arthur S. Hill Fund 
Annie Oldfleld Fund 
Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. White Fund 
Maud Doucette Fund 
Georgianna Bailey Fund 
James W. Pitman Fund 
Hannah Sullivan Fund 
Edmund R. Inglis Fund 
Iva G. Mohla Fund 

Carried forward 



Principal 


Income 


of Fund 


Available 


$ 41,943.44 


$ 2,725.28 


20.00 


1.79 


10.00 


.85 


20.00 


1.74 


50.00 


4.38 


50.00 


4.38 


10.00 


.85 


20.00 


1.74 


50.00 


4.12 


10.00 


.80 


50.00 


3.98 


10.00 


.78 


10.00 


.78 


50.00 


3.58 


25.00 


1.79 


10.00 


.70 


50.00 


3.45 


50.00 


3.18 


20.00 


1.20 


50.00 


3.05 


50.00 


2.93 


50.00 


2.80 


10.00 


.55 


50.00 


2.67 


10.00 


.53 


50.00 


2.67 


50.00 


2.67 


50.00 


2.54 


50.00 


2.40 


25.00 


1.20 


20.00 


.90 


10.00 


.45 


50.00 


2.02 


25.00 


1.01 


50.00 


1.90 


50.00 


1.90 


50.00 


1.90 


20.00 


.70 


20.00 


.70 


20.00 


.65 


50.00 


1.63 


50.00 


1.50 


20.00 


.60 


$ 43,338.44 


$ 2,805.24 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 



183 



Brought forward 
Leander Muse Fund 
William Spreadbury Fund 
Edith A. Cahoon Fund 
James Doyle Fund 
Richard Whittington Fund 
Joseph Nutile Fund 

O. E. Thomas and Mrs. Myrtle Mortimer Fund 
Margaret Galvin Fund 
E. Walter and Roland R. Packard Fund 
Franklin M. Cummings Fund 
George G. Rogers Fund 
Mr. and Mrs. John Talbot Fund 
Salvatore Cavalier Fund 
John Sorrentino Fund 
William J. Henry Fund 
Harvey D. Cann Fund 
William Cotter Fund 
Owen McKenney Fund 
Henry J. Lamker Fund 
James P. McClue Fund 
Gertrude E. Colson Fund 
George E. Blair Fund 
James Thornton Fund 
George L. Doherty Fund 
Peter Froten Fund 
Fred Ghibellini Fund 
Margaret Ward Fund 
Prank P. Martin Fund 
James Cameron Fund 
Lillian V. Waite Fund 
Leo Bourdon Fund 
William H. Peters Fund 
Sarah W. Bent Fund 
Ida Smith Fund 
George E. Smith Fund 
Daniel Guitard Fund 
Harry Dalton Fund 
George Leonard Fund 
Robert McArthur Fund 
Charles M. Tyler Fund 
Lavina J. T. Towle Fund 
William E. Muse Fund 



Principal 


Income 


of Fund 


Available 


$ 43,338.44 


$ 2,805.24 


50.00 


1.38 


20.00 


.55 


10.00 


.28 


10.00 


.28 


10.00 


.28 


50.00 


1.38 


50.00 


1.38 


25.00 


.63 


50.00 


1.25 


10.00 


.25 


20.00 


.45 


50.00 


1.13 


50.00 


1.13 


50.00 


1.13 


20.00 


.45 


50.00 


1.13 


20.00 


.45 


50.00 


1.00 


50.00 


1.00 


50.00 


1.00 


50.00 


.88 


50.00 


.88 


50.00 


.88 


10.00 


.18 


20.00 


.30 


20.00 


.30 


50.00 


.75 


50.00 


.75 


20.00 


.25 


10,00 


.13 


20.00 


.25 


50.00 


.50 


50.00 


.50 


50.00 


.50 


50.00 


.50 


10.00 


.10 


20.00 


.15 


25.00 


.19 


10.00 


.08 


50.00 


.38 


10.00 


.08 


10.00 


.08 



Carried forward 



$ 44,718.44 $ 2,830.38 



184 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Brought forward 
Annie Haladay Fund 
Edith A. Cahoon Fund 
Catherine F. Goggins 
Percy H. Callbeck Fund 
James Rogers Fund 
Patrick O'Keefe Fund 
John P. Brewer Fund 
Carl H. Hoyt Fund 
Peter Dididin Fund 
Herbert W. Murkland Fund 
William D. Fox Fund 
Grace M. Eaton Fund 
Sally White Fund 
Helen L. Bassill Fund 
Francis J. McTague Fund 
Linwood L. Ramsdell Fund 
Angelo DeFeo Fund 
Elizabeth Walsh Fund 
John Roulston Fund 
Gladys Doucette Fund 
William Malonson Fund 
Edward H. Green Fund 
Harry J. McTague Fund 
Rose Rathe Fund 

Frank H. Baker and George O. Morrill Fund 
Urben J. Smith Fund 
Evelyn Brown Fund 
John MacLaren Fund 
Frances Palmerino Fund 
Alice Warren Fund 
Elnilie LeBlanc Fund 



The above trust funds are invested as follows; 



Principal 


Income 


of Fund 


Available 


$ 44,718.44 


$ 2,830.38 


10.00 


.05 


50.00 


.25 


10.00 


.05 


50.00 


.25 


50.00 


.25 


50.00 


.25 


50.00 


.25 


50.00 


.13 


10.00 


.03 


50.00 


.13 


10.00 


.03 


50.00 




10.00 




50.00 




50.00 




50.00 




50.00 




50.00 




50.00 




50.00 




10.00 




10.00 




25.00 




25.00 




50.00 




20.00 




10.00 




50.00 




10.00 




10.00 




10.00 





$ 45,748.44 $ 2,832.05 



Wakefield Savings Bank $ 25,795.66 

Blackstone Savings Bank 617.78 

Caftibridge Savings Bank 5,982.85 

Maiden Savings Bank 8,000.00 

Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank 5,684.20 

Melrose Savings Bank 2,500.00 

$ 48,580.49 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 185 

LOAN ACCOUNT 
The following sums have been borrowed on Temporary Notes in 
anticipation of revenue during the year: 
$150,000.00 at .789 per cent discount 
75,000.00 at .75 per cent discount 
75,000.00 at .66 per cent discount 
150,000.00 at .349 per cent discount 



$450,000.00 

Of this amount $150,000.00 has been paid leaving a balance due in 1938 
of $300,000.00 in anticipation of revenue. 

PERMANENT DEBT 

Permanent Debt January 1, 1937 $628,500.00 

New Issue of Street Bonds 20,000.00 

New Issue of Sewer Bonds 46,000.00 



$694,500.00 
Paid during 1937 123,500.00 



$571,000.00 
The permanent debt has decreased $57,500.00 during the year 1937. 

MATURITIES OF TOWN DEBT 

Maturing in 1938 $118,000.00 

1939 110,000.00 

1940 88,500.00 

1941 73,500.00 

1942 58,000.00 

1943 - 41,000.00 

1944 25,500.00 

1945 18,500.00 

1946 16,500.00 

1947 16,500.00 

1948 2,000.00 

1949 2,000.00 

1950 1,000.00 



$571,000.00 
The debt is chargeable to the following: 

Water Department $117,000.00 

Light Department 59,000.00 

Metropolitan Sewer 30,000.00 

Local Sewers 131,000.00 

School Buildings 214,000.00 

Streets 20,000.00 

$571,000.00 



186 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



CASH ACCOUNT 

Dr. Arthur H. Boardman, Treasurer 

To Balance from last report, cash $309,458.35 

Borrowed on Temporary Notes 450,000.00 

Board of Appeal, receipts 20.00 

Building Inspector's, receipts 239.50 

Cemetery receipts 2,605.00 



Collector of Taxes, receipts: 
Advertising Costs 
Committed Interest 
Costs 

Excise Taxes 
Moth Assessments 
Old Age Assistance 
Sidewalks 
Tax Certifications 
Taxes and Interest 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 

Aid to Independent Industrial School 

Burial of Indigent Soldiers and Sailors 

Contagious Diseases 

Corporation Tax, Business 

Corporation Tax, Part under Chapter 108, Acts 1937 

Corporation Tax, Public Service 

Department of Public Works, Division of Highways 

Director of Standards, Hawkers and Pedlers Licenses 

Income Tax 

Income Tax, Educational Measure 

Income Tax, State Valuation Measure 

Income Tax, Section 4, Chapter 362, Acts 1936 

Military Aid 

Old Age Assistance 

Public Health, Subsidies to Towns and Cities 

Reimbursement on Boulevard Maintenance 

Support of Indigent Persons 

State Aid 

Temporary Aid 

Tuition of Children 

Veterans' Exemption 

Court Fines 

Health Department, receipts 

Highway Department, receipts 



266.55 

2,495.94 

1,740.80 

26,049.78 

1,789.32 

16.00 

7,902.25 

41.00 

746,378.72 



1,286.87 

100.00 

192.98 

150.55 

10,115.43 

129.23 

14,451.05 

66.00 

36,680.75 

11,092.30 

15,272.23 

4,898.13 

481.50 

21,648.43 

942.14 

36.47 

3.00 

1,210.00 

3,004.48 

1,661.38 

153.86 

1,527.15 
299.00 
262.96 



Carried forward 



$1,674,669.10 



REPORT OP TOWN TREASURER 187 



In Account with Town of Wakefield Cr. 

By cash paid, Discount on Temporary Notes $ 1,927.92 

cash paid, Selectmen's Warrants 2,000,723.69 

cash credit, Offset State Credits 46,255.94 



$2,048,907.55 
Cash in Treasury 222,452,17 



$2,271,359.72 



Carried forward $2,271,359.72 



188 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Dr. Arthur H. Boardman, Treasurer 

Brought forward $1,674,669.10 

Insurance received for damage to Highway Department 8.42 

Insurance received for fire at High School 17.11 

Insurance received for damage to car and fence 36.00 

Insurance received for damage to water hydrant 200.00 

Insurance received for damage to Water Department 81.16 

Library, receipts 844.65 

Middlesex County: 

Division of Highways 8,961.81 

Dog Tax, 1936 1,516.21 

For damage done by dogs 106.50 

Joseph McElroy, Master at Cambridge, fines 35.00 

Charles H. Richardson, Master at Billerica, fines 35.00 

Municipal Light Plant, receipts 313,321.73 

Moth Department, receipts 52.10 

Fire Department, receipts 69.00 

Police Department, receipts 43.50 

Public Welfare Department, receipts 1,507.64 

Town Infirmary 1,034.81 

Old Age Assistance 708.24 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, aiding mothers 3,659.40 

Redemption Tax Title Deeds 29,822.35 

Redemption Tax Title Deeds, interest 3,984.20 

Refunds : 

Board of Assessors 1.83 

Compensation Account 81.00 

Health Department 5.00 

Highway Department, Gasoline Tax 383.03 

Land Damage, Salem Street 20.00 

Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, cash advanced 50.00 

Military Aid 15.00 

School Department, cash advanced 50.00 

Sewer Department . 1.75 

Soldier's Relief 139.39 

Treasurer's Account, from Land Court 166.00 

Treasurer's Account, Land Court costs collected 51.75 

Water Department 1.62 

Water Department, cash advanced 25.00 

Water Department, Maintenance 2.72 

Welfare Department 394.24 

Welfare Department, Old Age Assistance 442.95 

Welfare Department, Willard Donnell Fund 32.25 



Carried forward $2,042,577.46 



REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 189 

In Account with Town of Wakefield Cr. 

Brought forward $2,271,359.72 



Carried forward $2,271,359.72 



190 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

Dr. Arthur H. Boardman, Treasurer 

Brought forward $2,042,577.46 

Welfare Department, Automobile Insurance .78 

WPA 35.63 

Sale of Street 1%% Bonds 20,000.00 

Sale of Sewer 1%% Bonds 46,000.00 

Premium received on the above bonds 71.94 

Interest received on the above bonds 67.38 

School Department, receipts 19,915.37 

Sealer of Weights and Measures, receipts 138.50 
Selectmen's receipts: 

Rent of Factory Field 25.00 

Various Licenses 4,991.33 

Sale of Hay 36.00 

Sale of Old Montrose School Lot 275.00 

Sale of Land on Montrose Avenue 275.00 

Miscellaneous receipts 7.00 

Sewer Department, Receipts 8,808.33 

Sewer Department, connections deposits 2,997.69 

Sewer Department, Maintenance 11.46 

Surplus War Bonus Funds, interest on deposit 231.28 

Tax Title Redemption, Individual 107.74 

Tax Title Redemption, Fee for Issuing Certificate 1.00 

Town Clerk, receipts, dog licenses 2,025.00 

Town Hall, receipts 280.60 

Trust Funds, receipts 1,125.81 

United States Grant, Mothers' Aid 900.01 

United States Grant, Aid to Dependent Children 1,387.94 

United States Grant, Old Age Assistance 27,661.81 

United States Grant, Cost of Administration 1,119.19 

Wakefield Trust Company: 

Income of Willard Donnell Trust for use of the 

Welfare Department 305.52 
For the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library Seventy-five 

percent of the income from Junius Beebe Trust 740.45 

Marcus Beebe Trust 878.41 

Decius Beebe Trust 445.69 
Ninety percent of the income from 

Frederick Beebe Trust 346.69 

Alice Beebe Carpenter Trust 237.07 

Charles S. Beebe Trust 44.08 

George O. Carpenter Trust 43,93 

Eleanor H. Beebe Trust 195.31 



Carried forward $2,184,311.40 



REPORT OP TOWN TREASURER 191 

In Account with Town of Wakefield Cr. 

Brought forward $2,271,359.72 



Carried forward $2,271,359.72 



192 TOWN OF WAKEPIEUD 

Dr. Arthur H. Boardman, Treasurer 

Brought forward $2,184,311.40 

Sylenda B. Stearns Trust 72.96 

Katherine E. Beebe Trust 111.47 

John H. Beebe Trust 84.55 

Junius Oliver Beebe Trust 133.13 

Water Department, receipts 86,409.20 

Water Department, Maintenance 133.47 

Water Department, Construction 103.54 



$2,271,359.72 



$2,271,359.72 



REPORT OP TOWN TREASURER 193 

In Account with Town of Wakefield Cr. 

Brought forward $2,271,359.72 



$2,271,359.72 



194 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



TAX LIEN FORECLOSURES 

During the year 1937 the town presented eight tax lien petitions to the 
Land Court for foreclosure. One has been redeemed, the town receiving 
in taxes and interest $1,187.74. On one arrangements have been made to 
redeem. Under four tax titles the town acquired title to three lots of 
vacant land and one lot with a building on it. One of the vacant lots 
the town has sold for $275.00. Two cases are still pending in the Land 
Court. 



FINAL STATEMENT 

During the year 1938, the following time loans will fall due and are 
to be included in the tax levy of 1938. 

High School $ 22,500.00 

Montrose School 14,000.00 

Woodville School 2,500.00 

Greenwood School 9,500.00 

Franklin School 8,000.00 

Metropolitan Sewer 10,000.00 

Extension of Sewer 19,500.00 

Street 2,000.00 



$ 88,000.00 

Water Loans (included in Water Department 

appropriation) 20,000.00 

Light Plant (paid from receipts of plant) 10,000.00 



$118,000.00 



There also will be required the following amounts to meet the interest 
payments : 

High School $ 4,125.00 

Montrose School 1,135.00 

Woodville School 168.75 

Franklin School 640.00 

Greenwood School 2,220.63 

Metropolitan Sewer 1,050.00 

Extension of Sewer 4,136.88 

Street 332.50 

Temporary Loans (estimated) 3,191.24 



$ 17,000.00 

Water Loans (included in Water Department 

appropriation) 4,263.75 



REPORT OP TOWN TREASURER 195 



Light Plant (paid from receipts of plant) 2,330.63 



$ 23,594.38 



The borrowing capacity of the town, on temporary notes in anticipation 
of 1937 revenue, was $805,093.64, as determined by the State Director of 
Accounts. Of this amount the town borrowed the sum of $450,000.00 and 
of this latter amount $150,000.00 has been paid, leaving $300,000.00 to be 
paid in 1938. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR H. BOARDMAN, 

Treasurer. 



196 TOWN OP WAKEPIEUD 

Twenty-Third Annual Report 
of the 

TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

For the year ending December 31, 1937 



RECEIPTS FOR 1937 

Prom Taxes — Current Year 

Real Estate $458,059.69 

Personal 26,504.05 

Poll 7,296.00 



$491,859.74 



Taxes — Prior Years 

Real Estate 229,532.40 

Personal 8,522.39 

Poll 1,590.00 



$239,644.79 



Old Age Assistance 16.00 

Tax Title Redemptions $ 29,930.09 

Tax Title Possessions sold 275.00 

$ 30,205.09 



Prom Special Assessments 

Moth Extermination $ 1,789.32 

Sewers Unapportioned 1,397.57 

Sewers Apportioned 6,969.53 

Sewers paid in full 469.15 

Betterments Unapportioned 4,627.60 

Betterments Apportioned 3,075.75 

Betterments paid in full 170.98 



$ 18,499.90 



Prom Motor Vehicle Excise 28,371.01 

Prom Licenses and Permits 

Liquor $ 4,000.00 

Motor Vehicle Dealers 225.00 

Victuallers 135.00 



' FUND ACCOUNT 



,= ,.;s Hi »i;- 



SHS 



TRUST FUND ACCOUNT 



Cash on Hand, January 1, 1937 

Funds Set Up in 1937 

Interest for 1937 

Interest Transferred to Library 

Interest Transferred to Park Department 

Payments 1937 

Cash on Hand, December 31, 1937 



$ 46,717.43 
1,580.00 
1,408.87 



$ 341.70 

90.68 

693.43 

48,580.49 



$ 49,706.30 $ 49,706.30 



Trust Funds 
NAME OP FUND Jan. 1, 1937 

Cornelius Sweetser Lecture Fund $ 10,000.00 

Cornelius Sweetser Lecture Guarantee Fund ^ 552.00 

Cyrus G. Beebe Library Fund 2,000.00 

Frederic Beebe Library Fund 1,000.00 

Willard Donnell Library Fund 500.00 

Rev. Thomas A. Emerson Library Fund 500.00 

Flint Memorial Library Fnind 1,000.00 

John Gould Aborn Library Fund 1,689.26 

Merrill W. Gove Library Fund 500.00 

Melvin J. Hill Library Fund 500.00 

Dr. Francis P. Hurd Library Fund 2,500.00 

Franklin Poole Library Fund 500.00 

Mary H, Pratt Library Fund 200.00 

Cyrus Wakefield Library Pnind 500.00 

Mary E. Aborn Park Fund 2,000.00 

Mary Lizzie Smith Fund 100.00 

Nancy White Park Fund 1,000.00 

Annie L. Cox Fund 100.00 

Annie L. Cox Scholarship Fund 5,000.00 

Rev. Thomas A. Emerson High School Pimd 1,000.00 

Nancy White Hurd School Fund 499.11 

Jonathan Nichols Temperance Fund 1,000.00 

Gad and Clarissa C. Carter Cemetery Fund 200.00 

Adams Coburn Burial Lot Fund 100.00 

Ezra Eaton Cemetery Lot Fund 100.00 

Rev. Thomas A. Emerson Old Cemetery Fund 1,000.00 

Levi Flanders Cemetery Fund 100.00 

Flint Old Burial Ground Fund 2,000.00 

Dr. John Hart Cemetery Fund 200.00 

Harry E. Haskell Cemetery Fund 100.00 

Oliver Burial Lot Fund 50.00 

Stimpson Family Cemetery Fund 200.00 

Elizabeth Stout Cemetery Fund 300.00 

Rev. Horace Eaton Cemetery Fund 
Clarissa E. Swain Cemetery Fund 
Cornelius Sweetser Cemetery Fund 
John Sweetser Cemetery Fund 
Jane K. Vinton Cemetery Fund 
James and Eliza Walton Cemetery Fund 

Perpetual Care Funds— Forest Glade Cemetery 
Georgianna Bailey 

Frank H. Baker and George O. Morrill 
Helen L. Bassill 
Sarah W. Bent 
Nelson Bishop 
George E. Blair 
Isaiah Blake 
Leo Bourdon 
John P. Brewer 
Evelyn Brown 
George A. Brown 
Sarah Burbank 

Sylvester Burdett. * 

William H. Burnham 
E. E, Burns 
Edith A. Cahoon 
Susie Callahan 
Percy H. Callbeck 
James Cameron 
Harvey D. Cann 
Salvatore Cavalier 
Susan A. Champagne 
Eliza J. Church 
George H. Collins 
Gertrude E. Colson 



ANALYSIS 

New 

Funds Set 

up in 1937 



500.00 

1,000.00 

200.00 

50.00 

100.00 

20.00 



10.00 
50.00 
lO.OU 



50.00 
100.00 
50.00 
10.00 
10.00 
10.00 
50.00 



Accumulated 

Interest 
Jan. 1, 1937 

$ 
$ 1,980.65 



50.00 
50.00 
50.00 



20.00 
50.00 
10.00 



50.00 
20.00 



27.99 

18.27 
917.93 
461.37 

313.09 

65.35 

1.77 

18.80 

109.00 

5.95 

121.76 

44.23 

3.02 

2.14 

37.65 

20.18 

120.81 
91.68 
17.67 
13.37 
3.68 

.10 



.15 
.81 



2.02 
114.31 

3.38 
.40 
.55 

1.38 



Interest 

for 1937 

302.25 

76.53 

60.45 

30.23 

15.11 

15.11 

30.23 

51.05 

12.58 

15.11 

75.56 

15.11 

6.05 

15.11 

60.45 

3.85 

30.23 

3.57 

178.75 

44.17 

15.08 

39.68 

8.02 

3.07 

2.98 

33.51 

3.19 

64.11 

7.37 

3.11 

1.56 

7.18 

9.66 

18.75 
32.99 
6.56 
1.91 
3.13 

.60 



Total 

Interest 

$ 302.25 

2,057.18 

60.45 

30.23 

15.11 

15.11 

30.23 

51.05 

12.58 

15.11 

75.56 

15.11 

6.05 

15.11 

60.45 

31.84 

30,23 

21.84 

1,096.68 

505.54 

15.08 

352.77 

73.37 

4.84 

21.78 

142.51 

9.14 

185.87 

51.60 

6.13 

3.70 

44.83 

29.84 

139.56 

124.67 

24.23 

15.28 

6.81 



50.00 
50.00 
50.00 
50.00 
50.00 
50.00 



3.05 
3.05 
3.05 



.50 


.50 


.30 


.45 


.88 


.88 


.30 


1.11 


.25 


.25 


.25 


.25 


1.56 


3.58 


6.47 


120.78 


1.61 


4.99 


.30 


.70 


.30 


.85 


.53 


.53 


1.55 


2.93 


.25 


.25 


.25 


.25 


1.13 


1.13 


1.13 


1.13 


1.60 


4.65 


1.60 


4.65 


1.60 


4.65 



60.45 
30.23 
15.11 
15.11 
30.23 
51.05 
12.58 
15.11 
75.56 
15.11 
6.05 
15.11 
60.45 

30.23 



Payments or Fund & 

Transfers Interest 

1937 Dec. 31, 1937 

$ 302.25 $ 10,000.00 

2,609.18 

2,000.00 

1,000.00 
500.00 
500.00 

1,000.00 

1,689.26 
500.00 
500.00 

2,.5O0.00 
500.00 
200.00 
500.00 

2,000.00 
131.84 

1.000.00 
121.84 

6,096.68 

1,505.54 
514.19 

1,352.77 
262.37 
102,84 
117.78 

1,072,51 
105.14 

2,111.69 
239.60 
103.13 
51.70 
23483 
316.84 
25.00 
626.56 

1,098.67 
219.23 
63.28 
102.81 



11.00 
2.00 
4.00 
70.00 
4.00 
74.18 
12.00 
3.00 
2.00 
10.00 
13.00 

13.00 
26.00 
5.00 
2.00 
4.00 



3.00 
2.00 



20.70 
50.00 
50.00 
50.50 
10.45 
50.88 
11.11 
20.25 
50.25 
10.00 
53.58 
120.78 
54.99 
10.70 
10.85 
60.53 
52.93 
50.25 
20,25 
51.13 
51.13 
51.65 
54.65 
52.65 
50.88 



Gertrude E. Colson 

Mary Cook 

Daniel Cotreau 

William Cotter 

Franklin M. Cummings 

J. Walter Curley 

Rev. John M. Currie 

Harry Dalton 

Angelo DeFeo 

Mary Derby 

Peter Dididin 

D. J. Doherty 

George L. Doherty 

Fannie Doucette 

Gladys Doucette 

Maud Doucette 

James Doyle 

Grace M. Eaton 

Benjamin D. Foss 

William D. Pox 

Peter Fi-otten 

Margaret Galvin 

Jane A. Gaston 

Katherine Gates 

Fred Ghibellini 

Mary J. Giles 

Catherine P. Gogglns 

Mary C. Gould 

Edward H. Green 

Patrick Grimes 

Daniel Guitard 

Aimie Halliday 

Mary Harwood 

Michael Hennessey 

William J. Henry 

Arthur S. Hill 

Eber Holmes 

Lawton G. Holmes 

Carl H. Hoyt 

Catherine Hyatt 

Edmund R. Inglis 

George M. Kelley 

Henry J. Lamker 

Emelie LeBlanc 

Lottie A. Lafave 

George Leonard 

William Malonson 

Mary Marinelli 

Frank P. Martin 

Masonic Lodge 

P. J. McArdle 

Robert McArthur 

John McCarriston 

John McCarthy 

James P. McClue 

Owen McKenney 

John MacLaren 

Charles McLellan 

Jonathan N. McMaster 

Joseph F. McNeil 

Francis J. McTague 

Harry J. McTague 

John Meuse 

Iva G. Mohla 

Celia Moore 

Herbert W. Murkland 

Leander Muse 

William E. Meuse 

Catherine North 

Joseph Nutile 

Annie Oldfield 

Patrick O'Keefe 

E. Walter and Roland R. Packard 

Frances Palmerino 

Georgianna Patten 

William H. Peters 

James W. Pitman 

Linwood L. Ramsdell 

Rose Rathe 

Francis C. Robie 

William E. Robinson 

George G. Rogers 

James Rogers 

John Roulston 



50.00 






.88 


.88 




50.88 


10.00 




.23 


.30 


.53 




10.53 


20.00 




1.10 


.64 


1.74 




21.74 


20.00 






.45 


.45 




20.45 


10.00 






.25 


.25 




10.25 


50.00 




3.12 


1.60 


4.72 


3.00 


51.72 


50.00 




3.19 


1.60 


4.79 


2.00 


52,79 




20.00 




.15 


.15 




20.15 




50.00 










50.00 


50.00 




1.90 


1.55 


3.45 




53.45 




10.00 




.03 


.03 




10.03 


10.00 




.50 


.30 


.80 




10.80 


10.00 






.18 


.18 




10.18 


10.00 


50.00 


.81 


.30 


1.11 




11.11 
50.00 


20.00 




.10 


.60 


.70 




20.70 


10.00 


50.00 




.28 


.28 




10.28 
50.00 


50.00 




1.00 


1.54 


2.54 




52.54 




10.00 




.03 


.03 




10.03 




20.00 




.30 


.30 




20.30 


25.00 






.63 


.63 




25.63 


20.00 




1.10 


.64 


1.74 




21.74 


10.00 




.25 


.30 


.55 




10.55 




20.00 




.30 


.30 




20.30 


25.00 




1.01 


.78 


1.79 




26.79 




10.00 




.05 


.05 




10.05 


50.00 


10.00 


.50 


1.52 


2.02 




52.02 
lO.OO 


20.00 




1.15 


.64 


1.79 




21.79 




10.00 




.10 


.10 




10.10 




10.00 




.05 


.05 




10.05 


lO.OO 




.69 


.30 


. .99 




10.99 


10.00 




.81 


.30 


1.11 




11.11 


20.00 






.45 


.45 




20.45 


50.00 




.38 


1.52 


1.90 




51.90 


50.00 




1.63 


1.55 


3.18 




53.18 


20.00 




.30 


.60 


.90 




20.90 




50.00 




.13 


.13 




50.13 


50.00 




1.13 


1.54 


2.67 




52.67 


50.00 






1.50 


1.50 




51.50 


25.00 




2.97 


.83 


3.80 


2.00 


26.80 


50.00 


10.00 




1.00 


1.00 




51.00 
10.00 


10.00 




.81 


.30 


1.11 




11.11 




25.00 




.19 


.19 




25.19 




. 10.00 










10.00 


25.00 




.25 


.76 


1.01 




26.01 




50.00 




.75 


.75 




50.75 


100.00 




6.74 


3.21 


9.95 


6.00 


103.95 


10.00 




.48 


.30 


.78 




10.78 




10.00 




.08 


.08 




10.08 


50.00 




1.13 


1.54 


2.67 




52.67 


50.00 




2.54 


1.58 


4.12 




54.12 


50.00 






1.00 


1.00 




51.00 


50.00 


50.00 




1.00 


1.00 




51.00 
50.00 


50.00 




1.50 


1.55 


3.05 




53.05 


56.00 




.88 


1.52 


2.40 




52.40 


M.OO 


50.00 
25.00 


3.12 


1.60 


4.72 


3.00 


51.72 
50.00 
25.00 


10.00 




.55 


.30 


.85 




10.85 


20.00 






.60 


.60 




20.60 


10.00 




.60 


.30 


.90 




10.90 




50.00 




.13 


.13 




50.13 




50.00 




1:38 


1.38 




51.38 




10.00 




.08 


.08 




10.08 


50.00 




2.80 


1.58 


4.38 




54.38 


50.00 






1.38 


1.38 




51.38 


50.00 




.38 


1.52 


1.90 




51.90 




50.00 




.25 


.25 




50.25 




50.00 




1.25 


1.25 




51.25 




10.00 










10.00 


50.00 




2.40 


1.58 


3.98 




53.98 




50.00 




.50 


.50 




50.50 


20.00 


50.00 
25.00 


.05 


.60 


.65 




20.65 
50.00 
25.00 


25.00 




1.69 


.80 


2.49 




27.49 


50.00 




1.25 


1.55 


2.80 




52.80 




20.00 




.45 


.45 




20.45 




50.00 




.25 


.25 




50.25 




50.00 










50.00 



John Roulston 

Ellen Scott 

Mary G. Seabury 

John Serrentino 

Clara Sheperson 

Maria Short 

George E. Smith 

Ida Smith 

Marjorie Smith 

Urben J. Smith 

William Spreadbury 

Mary B. Staples 

Hannah Sullivan 

Joseph O. Surrette 

Mr. and Mrs. John Talbot 

O. E. Thomas and Myrtle Mortimer 

James Thornton 

Kathryn Thurston 

Lavinia J. T. Towle 

Charles M. Tyler 

LilUan V. Waite 

Elizabeth Walsh 

Margaret Ward 

Alice Warren 

Sally White 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. White 

Richard Whitington 

P. M. Wilkinson 

Martha D. Wilson 



50.00 



50.00 




3.51 


1.61 


5.12 


50.00 




1.13 


1.54 


2.67 


50.00 






1.13 


1.13 


10.00 




.48 


.30 


.78 


25.00 




.44 


.76 


1.20 




50.00 




.50 


.50 




50.00 




.50 


.50 


50.00 


20.00 


2.80 


1.58 


4.38 


20.00 






.55 


.55 


50.00 




3.12 


1.60 


4.72 


50.00 




.13 


1.50 


1.63 


10.00 




.81 


.30 


1.11 


50.00 






1.13 


1.13 


50.00 






1.38 


1.38 


50.00 






.88 


.88 


20.00 




.60 


.60 


1.20 




10.00 




.08 


.08 




50.00 




.38 


.38 




10.00 




.13 


.13 




50.00 










50.00 




.75 


.75 




10.00 










10.00 









50.00 



50.00 
200.00 



10.00 



.38 



5.68 
8.33 



1.52 


1.90 


.28 


.28 


1.67 


7.35 


6.29 


14.62 



3.00 



5.00 
7.00 



50.00 
55.12 
52.67 
51.13 
10.78 
26.20 
50.50 
50.50 
54.38 
20.00 
20.55 
51.72 
51.63 
11.11 
51.13 
51.38 
50.88 
21.20 
10.08 
50.38 
10.13 
50.00 
50.75 
10.00 
10.00 
51.90 
10.28 
52.35 
207.62 



I 41,980.37 $ 1,710.00 $ 4,607.06 $ 1,408.87 $ 6,015.93 $ 1,125.81 $ 48,580.49 



1937 Indebtedness Account 



Outstanding January 1, 1937 
Borrowed 1937 



Payments 1937 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 

RECAPITULATION 

Sewers 

Schools 

Water 

Light 

Street 



$628,500.00 
66,000.00 

$694,500.00 
123,500.00 

$571,000.00 

$161,000.00 

214,000.00 

117,000.00 

59,000.00 

20,000.00 

$571,000.00 



INDEBTEDNESS ACCOUNT, DUE 1938 TO 1950 INCLUSIVE 



Loans 

Outstanding Due Due Due 

Dec. 31,1937 1938 1939 1940 

Sewer Loan $ 30,000 $ 10,000 $ 10,000 $10,000 

Sewer Loan 12,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 

Sewer Loan 13,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 

Sewer Loan 32,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 

Sewer Loan 28,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 

Sewer Loan, 1937 46,000 5,500 4,500 4,500 

Montrose School Loan 11,000 6,000 5,000 

Montrose School Loan 20,000 8,000 8,000 4,000 

High School Loan 30,000 7,500 7,500 7,500 

High School Loan 50,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 

High School Loan 25,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 

Woodville School Loan 5,000 2,500 2,500 

Greenwood School Loan 57,000 9,500 9,500 9,500 

Franklin School Loan 16,000 8,000 8,000 

Street Loan, 1937 20,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 

Water Loan 6,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 

Water Loan 2,000 1,000 1,000 

Water Loan 7,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 

Water Loan 80,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 

Water Loan 16,000 3,000 3,000 2,000 

Water Loan 6,000 6,000 

Light Department Loan 3,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 

Light Department Loan 10,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 

Light Department Loan 15,000 2,500 2,500 2,500 

Light Department Loan 9,000 1,500 1,500 1,500 

Light Department Loan 14,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 

Light Department Loan 8,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 



Due 
1941 

1.000 
1,000 
8,000 
4,000 
4,500 



7,500 

10,000 

5,000 

9,500 

2,000 
1,000 

1,000 
8,000 
2,000 



2,000 
2,500 
1,500 
2,000 
1,000 



Due 
1942 



Due 
1943 



Due 
1944 



Due 
1945 



Due 
1946 



Due 
1947 



Due 
1948 



Due 
1949 



Due 
1950 



1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $1,000 $1,000 

1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 $1,000 



4,000 
4,500 



10,000 
5,000 

9,500 

2,000 
1,000 

1,000 
8,000 
2,000 



2,000 
2,500 
1,500 
2,000 
1,000 



4,000 
4,500 



4,000 
4,500 



4,500 



4,500 



4,500 



9,500 

2,000 
1,000 

1,000 
8,000 
2,000 



2,500 
1,500 
2,000 
1,000 



2,000 



1,000 
8,000 
1,000 



2,000 



8,000 
1,000 



2,000 2,000 



8,000 



8,000 



2,000 
1,000 



1,000 



$571,000 $118,000 $110,000 $88,500 $73,500 $58,000 $41,000 $25,500 $18,500 $16,500 . $16,500 $2,000 $2,000 $1,000 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 197 

Sunday 150.00 

Pedlars 102.00 

Second Hand Dealers 30.00 

Junk 30.00 

Signs and Awnings 21.00 

Pool and Billiards 20.00 

Dances 74,00 

Inn Holders 15.00 

Taxi 16.00 

Circus 15.00 

Auctioneer 16.00 

Gasoline 3.00 

Druggist 3.00 

Christmas Trees 3.00 

$ 4,858.00 



.Prom Fines and Forfeits 

Court Fines $ 1,527.15 

Other Fines 70.00 



$ 1,597.15 



Departmental Revenue 
Fi'om Treasurer 
Sale of Montrose School Lot $ 275.00 

Rent of Foreclosed Property 158.33 



$ 433.33 



From Collector 

Fees $ 1,740.80 

Costs 266.55 

Certifications 42.00 



$ 2,049.35 

From Town Clerk 

Dog Licenses 2,025.00 

Board of Appeal — Fees 20.00 

Town Hall Rentals $ 280.60 

Sale of Scenery 5 Oo 



$ 285.60 



Police Department 
Revolver Permits 43 50 

Fire Department 
Rent of Greenwood Hose Hall $ 42.25 

Sale of Materials 26.75 



$ 69.00 



198 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

Moth Department — Sale of Materials 52.10 

Inspector of Buildings — Permit Fees 239.50 

Sealer of Weights and Measures — Fees 138.50 

Health Department 
Contagious Diseases $ 243.98 

Tuberculosis 942.14 

Milk and Food Inspector 111.50 

Plumbing Permits 85.00 

All Other Permits 16.00 

$ 1,398.62 



Highway Department 

Sale of Materials $ 256.96 

Damage to Cars and Fence 44.42 

Rent of Roller 6.00 



$ 307.38 



Welfare Department 

Reimbursement other Cities and Towns: 
Temporary Aid $ 63.41 

Outside Relief 1,268.76 

Old Age Assistance 837.83 

$ 2,170.00 

Soldiers Relief Account 3.88 

Infirmary 
Sale of Produce $ 206.24 

Board 702.00 

Sale of Hay 162.57 

$ 1,070.81 



School Department 
Tuition Town of Lynnfield $ 18,734.29 

Other Tuition 513.73 

Sale of Text Books and Supplies 358.75 

Sale of Material 71.15 

Rental of Halls 70.00 

All Other Receipts 186.56 

$ 19,934.48 

Library — Fines, etc. 844.65 

Cemetery Department 
Sale of Lots and Graves 2,605.00 

Public Service Enterprises 
Light Department 
Sale of Electricity $209,677.06 

Sale of Gas 101,158.43 

Miscellaneous 2,486.24 



$313,321.73 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



199 



Water and Sewer Departments 

Water Rates 

Water Services and Maintenance 

Water Construction 

Water Turn-ons 

Water Summons 

Damage to Hydrants 

Sewer Maintenance 

Sewer Connection Deposits 



Prom Interest 

Deferred Taxes 

Deferred Special Assessments 

War Bonus Fund 

Tax Title Redemptions 

Foreclosed Property including costs 

Trust Funds 

Library 

Cemetery (General Care) 

Sweetser Lecture 

Park Department 

Willard Donnell Trust (Welfare) 



From Loans 

Temporary Loans — Anticipation of Revenue 
Bonds Issued — Sewer Construction 
Bonds Issued — Highway Construction 
Premium on Bonds 
Accrued Interest on Bonds 

From Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Corporation Tax 
Income Tax 
Soldiers' Exemptions 
Aid to Industrial Schools 
Tuition of State Wards 
Boulevard Maintenance Refund 
Soldiers' Benefits 

State Aid 

Military Aid 
Soldiers' Burials 
Hawkers and Pedlers Licenses 
Highway Maintenance 
Highway Construction 



$ 83,630.84 

2,556.56 

103.54 

124.00 

225.80 

281.16 

11.46 

2,997.69 



$ 12,552.96 

2,495.94 

231.28 

3,984.20 

26.00 

3,675.44 

391.18 

302.25 

90.68 

305.52 



$450,000.00 

46,000.00 

20,000.00 

71.94 

67.38 



$ 10,395.21 

67,943.41 

153.86 

1,286.87 

1,661.38 

36.47 

1,210.00 

481.50 

100.00 

66.00 

2,127.14 

12,323.91 



$ 89,931.05 



$ 24,055.45 



$516,139.32 



200 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Welfare — Aid to Dependent Children 
Welfare — Temporary Aid 
Welfare — Old Age Assistance 



2,939.40 

3,007.48 

15,732.85 



From U. S. Government thru Commonwealth of Massachusetts 



Old Age Assistance 

Old Age Assistance Administration 

Aid to Dependent Children 



From Middlesex County 
Dog Licenses 

Health Department — ^Vaccine 
Highway Maintenance 
Highway Construction 



Town Refunds 

Highway Department 

Soldiers' Relief 

WPA 

Welfare 

Old Age Assistance 

Health Department 

Water Department 

Assessors' Department 

Treasurer's Expense 

Military Aid 

Compensation Account 

Willard Donnell Trust 

Land Damages — Salem Street 



Total Receipts 

Cash on Hand, January 1, 1937 

Total Receipts and Cash on Hand 



$ 33,577.39 
1,119.19 
3,007.95 



1,516.21 

142.00 

3,362.27 

5,599.54 



383.03 

139.39 

35.63 

395.02 

484.95 

5.00 

8.19 

1.83 

191.75 

15.00 

81.00 

32.25 

20.00 



$119,465.48 



$ 37,704.53 



$ 10,620.02 



$ 1,793.04 

$1,961,773.00 
309,458.35 

$2,271,231.35 



PAYMENTS 
Expenditures for the year ending December 31, 1937 

Moderator, Thomas G. O'Connell 
Selectmen : 
Salaries of Board 
George J. Evans, Chairman $ 90.00 



22.50 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 201 

Charles F. Young, iSecretary 90.00 

Donald White 90.00 

William Blanchard 90.00 

V. Richard Fazio 75.00 

D. Thomas Dinan 15.00 

$ 450.00 



Department Expenses: 

Clerk Hire, Ida L. Weiss $ 475.83 

Telephone 61.45 

Printing Warrants 224.13 

Printing Town Reports 655.90 

Printing Jury Lists 12.50 

Printing Finance Committee Reports 52.00 

Advertising 7.50 

Record Book 5.50 

Stationery, Office Supplies, and Expenses 65.37 



$ 1,560.18 



Accounting Department: 

Charles C. Cox, Accountant $ 2,300.00 

Ida L. Weiss, Clerk 778.34 

Postage 164.75 

Ledger and Classification Book Sheets 41.39 

Treasury Warrants 15.00 

Filing Envelopes 11.83 

Stationery, Supplies, Binding 28.75 



$ 3,340.06 



Treasurer's Department: 

Salary of Treasurer— Arthur H. Boardman $ 900.00 

Department Expenses: 
Carl W. Sunman, Paymaster $ 410.00 

Tax Title Deeds 441.00 

Certification of Notes 62.00 

Bond 238.00 

New Check Writer 41.25 

Stationery and Postage 134.68 

Printing, Advertising 6.35 

Preparing Bond Issues 191.86 

All Other 25.66 

$ 1,550.80 



Foreclosure Tax Titles— Special Appropriation $ 19.88 

Collector's Department: 

Salary of Collector—Carl W. Sunman $ 1,595.00 



202 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Department Expenses: 
Elsie B. Potter, Clerk $ 1,209.43 

Other Clerk Hire 324.20 

Postage 355.41 

Printing 125.00 

Office Supplies 313.60 

Recording Tax Deeds 128.35 

Advertising Tax Sales 231.25 

Tax Sale — Other Expense 44,00 

Bond 476.00 

Telephone 56.51 

All Other 28.70 



Assessors' Department: 
Salaries of Board: 
Hugh Connell, Chairman $ 737.50 

Arthur C. Verge, Secretary 1,150.00 

David Sliney 722.50 



Department Expenses: 
Annie T. Santos, Clerk $ 1,173.75 

Everett E. Packard, Clerk 1,304.18 

L. Belle Woodward, Clerk 759.00 

Sadie E. Loughlin 273.90 

Assistant Assessors 282.10 

Telephone 44.55 

Printing 54.45 

Poll List 252.50 

Supplies and Postage 172.45 

Taxi Hire 152.00 

Transfers 103.63 

All Other ' 18.25 



$ 3,292.45 



$ 2,610.00 



$ 4,590.76 



Assessors' Plans (Revision) * 53.47 



Legal Department 






Salary, Town Counsel, M. E. 


S. demons 


$ 1,200.00 


Damages — Connelly case 




310.45 


Damages — ^McTeague case 




25.00 


Damages — Peterson case 




17.00 


New Book-case 




47.14 


Recording Fees 




41.36 


Constable Notices 




41.62 


All Other 




24.40 



$ 1,706.97 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 203 

Town Clerk's Department: 

Salary of Town Clerk — Frederic S. Hartshorne $ 450.00 

Department Expenses: 

Recording Fees $ 460.50 

Equipment 20.50 

Printing, Stationery 34.31 

Postage 33.00 

Telephone 25.00 

Clerk Hire 168.56 

Advertising 27.25 

Binding Records 17.00 

All Other 12.50 

$ 798.62 



Vital Statistics — ^Births, Marriages, Deaths $ 64.25 

Election and Registration: 
Salaries of Registrars 
Fred E. Bunker, Chairman $ 90.00 

Frederic S. Hartshorne, Sec'y. 112.50 

James J. Curley 90.00 

Owen A. Kenney 90.00 

Election Officers 783.90 

Postage, Supplies 37.70 

Printing, Advertising 263.50 

Meals for Election Officers 65.00 

Care of Booths 43.50 

Clerk Hire 59.51 

Transportation 3.00 

All Other 11.50 

$ 1,650.11 



Town Hall: 

James J. Logan, Janitor $ 1,534.28 

Thomas E. Giles, Night Janitor 520.56 

Bridget Hopkins 284.22 

Fuel 770.00 

Light 638.80 

Water 176.60 

Boiler Repairs 380.52 

New Boiler 560.00 

General Repairs 255.51 

Janitor's Supplies 211.71 

Ice * 30.30 

Awnings 59.20 



204 



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Table 
All Other 



22.50 
72.95 



Repairs to Exterior of Town Hall 




Police Department: 




John G. Gates, Chief 


$ 2,575.69 


George B. DeRoche, Lieut. 


2,298.47 


Walter E. Peterson, Sergt. 


2,007.40 


John M. Wenzel, Sergt. 


1,901.11 


Morton V. Griffin 


1,989.60 


James F. Hartnett 


1,479.60 


Eugene P. McDonnell 


1,989.60 


James A. McFadden 


1,225.80 


Ernest McWhinnie 


1,972.10 


John Peterson 


1,989.60 


Joseph L. Preston 


1,989.60 


Edwin M. Rowe 


1,951.80 


Hardy F. Russell 


199.80 


George F. Sheridan 


1,875.56 


Gervase V. Stanley 


1,989.60 


Eugene Hathaway 


458.65 


Winslow Smith 


458.31 


Various Other Officers 


1,110.75 


Special Duty for July 4th and Hallowe'en 


285.44 


Telephone 


234.78 


Police Radio Rental 


300.00 


New Two-Way Radio 


954.46 


Other Radio Equipment and Repairs 


547.32 


Police Signal 


21.00 


Motor Vehicle Expense 


1,618.31 


New Chevrolet Sedan 


382.95 


Other Equipment 


551.43 


Supplies, Postage, etc. 


336.26 


Meals for Prisoners 


78.95 


Medical Attention 


164.00 


Laundry 


37.67 


All Other 


212.31 



Fire Department 

Fred D. Graham, Chief 

Clifford E. Jacobs, Capt. 

James W. Findlay, Capt. 

George Sederquest, Capt. (Deceased) 

Robert P. MacDonald, Lieut. 

Harry A. Russell 



2,302.50 
2,089.60 
2,089.60 
445.75 
2,036.11 
1,989.60 



$ 5,517.15 
5,920.00 



$ 35,187.92 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 205 

Alfred C. McGrath 1,989.60 

James W. O'Donnell 1,989.60 

John F. Coakley 1,989.60 

Henry L. Parker 1,989.60 

Prank J. Malonson 1,989.60 

Daniel J. Sullivan 1,989.60 

Arthur P. Goodridge 1,989.60 

Charles T. George 1,989.60 

William P. Hurton 1,410.00 

Call Men 4,437.37 

New Hose 225.00 

Equipment and Repairs 410.25 

Expense of Apparatus 973.15 

Puel and Light 538.59 

Maintenance of Buildings 454.24 

Telephones 115.72 

All Other 85.30 

$ 35,519.58 



Hydrant Rental: 

353 Hydrants @ $25.00 each .$ 8,825.00 

Inspector of Wires — Pred D. Graham 270.00 

Porest Warden — Payments to Various Persons 200.00 

Moth Department: 

John A. Landry, Superintendent $ 2,046.24 

James H. Landry 1,386.77 

P. A. Muse 1,284.40 

Louis Surrette 1,216.67 

All Other Labor 273.59 

Motor Equipment 301.25 

Other Equipment 209.69 

Insecticides 462.63 

Trees Purchased 197.50 

Supplies 42.35 

Advertising 19.50 

All Other 17.48 

$ 7,458.07 



Compensation Account: 
Employees of: 
Highway Department $ 913.96 

Water Department 897.84 

Sewer Department 53.10 



$ 1,864.90 



206 



TOWN OP WAKEFIEIiD 



Inspector of Buildings: 

Joseph W. Maclnnis, Inspector 

Joseph W. Maclnnis, Allowance for Auto 



Sealer Weights and Measures: 
James J. Devlin, Sealer 
James J. Devlin, Allowance for truck 
New Meter Tester — Gas and Oil 
All Other 



Inspector of Animals: 

George A. Bennett, Inspector 

Dog Officer: 

George A. Bennett, Salary 
Dog Licenses — Fees Paid to County Treasurer 

Health Department: 
Salaries of Board: 
Wesley S. Goodwin, Chairman 
Ned C. Loud, Secretary 
Dr. Carl E. Allison 



Department Expenses: 
David Taggart, Health Officer 
David Taggart, Plumbing Inspector 
Lawrence E. Doucette, Milk and Food Inspector 
Nellie B. Russell, R.N. 
Ira W. Richardson, M. D. 
Contagious Diseases 
Tuberculosis 

Anti-Rabic Treatment and Dog Clinic 
Milk Analyses 
Supplies 
Telephone 

Allowance for Auto — ^Miss Russell 
Allowance for Auto— Mr. Taggart 
All Other 

Unpaid Bills for 1936 

Care of Dumps: 
John Joyce 
All Other 



$ 900.00 
150.00 



585.00 

200.00 

260.00 

13.07 



90.00 
90.00 
90.00 



540.00 

630.00 

500.00 

1,404.00 

180.00 

1,535.91 

6,418.57 

165.19 

168.00 

90.74 

77.15 

100.00 

50.00 

129.51 



934.72 
65.28 



$ 1,050.00 



$ 1,058.07 



$ 270.00 



$ 540.00 
$ 2,025.00 



$ 270.00 



$ 11,989.07 
63.00 



$ 1,000.00 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



207 



Collection of Garbage: 
John J. Farpelha & Son (Contraxit) 

Highway Department: 

Harry H. Denning, Superintendent $ 

Robert B. MacKenna, Assistant to Superintendent 

Mary MacDougall, Clerk 

Labor — See Payroll 

Trucks and Auto Expense 

Patrol 

Equipment Repairs 

Supplies 

Office Expense 

Buildings 

Gravel, Tar and Sand 

Drainage 

Rebuilding Crescent Street (Outside Bills) 

Rebuilding Pleasant Street (Outside Bills) 

New Dodge Half -ton Truck 

Dodge Two-ton Truck (part of cost) 

Plymouth Sedan used 

One New Tractor and Plow 

One 9 -foot Blade for Plow 

One New Stone Spreader 

All Other 



4,800.00 



Sidewalks and Curbing: 
Labor 
Material 

Snow and Ice Removal: 
Labor 
Material 
Sidewalk Plowing 



Chapter 90 — Maintenance: 
Labor 
Trucking 
Material 



1,561.91 
1,322.28 



630.52 
346.26 
126.74 



Chapter 90 — Rebuilding Vernon Street: 
Labor 
Trucking 
Material 



2,725.00 

1,780.55 

959.25 

12,843.48 

70.75 

1,183.65 

3,915.20 

3,626.26 

323.96 

604.62 

8,054.65 

3,840.17 

2,814.36 

794.48 

591.75 

600.00 

300.00 

1,795.00 

275.00 

343.00 

1,795.84 



2,884.19 



1,103.52 



$1,891.75 

108.13 

3,099.98 



$ 5,975.80 

1,667.74 

12,882.66 



$ 53,224.68 



$ 5,099.86 



$ 20,526.20 



208 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

Chapter 90 — Rebuilding Salem Street: 
Labor $ 2,381.03 

Trucking 298.24 

Material ' 2,747.94 

$ 5,427.21 



Construction of Public Ways: 
New Streets — Central Street, Gladstone Street, 

Strathmore Road, Converse Street, Oak Ledge 

Road, Swain Place, Fox Road 
Labor $ 721.41 

Trucking 2,977.56 

Material 5,830.00 

Miscellaneous (including Supervision) 309.98 



WPA General Town Fund: 

Labor $ 3,176.33 

Trucking 5,714.06 

Material 21,192.31 



WPA Project — Lafayette School: 

Labor $ 366.25 

Trucking 1,191.76 

Material 18,975.71 



Public Welfare Department: 
Salaries of Board 
Dennis P. Hogan, Chairman $ 90.00 

Etta C. Stoddard, Secretary 90.00 

Elsie M. Gladwin 90.00 

William C. Strong 15.00 

Harold C. Robinson 75.00 
Frank P. Wakefield, Chairman Old Age 

Assistance Bureau 90.00 



Department Expenses and Disbursements: 
William F. Finneran, Accountant $ 312.49 

Charles H. Buxton, Accountant 187.51 

Etta C. Stoddard, Agent 1,216.35 

Mary E. McKenna, Clerk 939.00 

Irene Kennedy, Clerk 628.33 

Frances O'Keefe, Clerk 74.67 

Office Expense 377.75 

Auto Expense 1,378.86 



$ 9,838.95 



$ 30,082.70 



$ 20,533.72 



$ 450.00 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


209 


Rent 


5,242.75 




Board 


6,118.05 




Groceries and Provisions 


24,888.34 




Shoes and Clothing 


2,973.96 




Fuel 


2,368.42 




Medical Attendance 


1,335.45 




Hospital Care 


1,858.01 




Burial Expense 


654.50 




Relief by Other Cities 


627.22 




Aid to Dependent Children 


11,030.85 




All Other 


679.66 


$ 62,892.17 






Unpaid Bills for 1935 - 1936 




12,661.80 


Paid from Willard Donnell Trust Fund 




478.75 


Old Age Assistance Bureau: 






Recipients' Payrolls 




$ 73,285.77 


Old Age Assistance Administration: 






Frank B. Gladwin, Investigator 






Including Allowance for Auto 


$ 1,914.45 




Alice Biggs 


939.00 




Office Rent 


480.00 




Telephone 


55.52 




Ldght 


6.10 




Office Supplies and Expense 


264.45 




Furniture and Equipment 


252.97 




All Other 


13.68 


$ 3,926.17 






Infirmary : 






Mr. and Mrs. Melvin W. Brown, Superintendent 






and Matron 


$ 1,212.50 




Mrs. Oscar Nelson, Matron 


50.00 




Mrs. Mattie Cook 


225.00 




Maud Miller 


36.67 




Mr. and Mrs. Doran Murphy 


825.00 




Other Employees 


90.00 




Groceries and Provisions 


2,439.57 




Fuel and Light 


906.77 




Dry Goods and Clothing 


123.77 




Care of Buildings 


147.48 




Household Supplies 


372.87 




Gasoline and Truck Expense 


230.04 




Telephone 


82.78 




Water 


265.04 




Medical Attention 


139.51 




All Other 


837.25 


$ 7,984.25 






Unpaid Bills for 1936 




439.55 



210 



TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Soldiers' Benefits: 
Soldiers' Relief Agent: 
John Findlay, Jr. — Salary 
John Findlay, Jr. — ^Expenses 



Soldiers' Relief Disbursements: 
Civil War Veterans 
Spanish War Veterans 
World War Veterans 
Other Expense 

Unpaid Bills for 1936 

State Aid: 
Civil War Veterans 
Spanish War Veterans 
World War Veterans 



Military Aid: 
World War Veterans 

School Department: 

Willard B. Atwell, Superintendent 
Willard B. Atwell, Allowance for Auto 

Clerk Hire: 
Pauline Meads $ 

Anna Anderson 
Doris Skinner 
Olive G. Glover 
Other Clerk Hire 



1,399.11 
952.50 
282.33 

1,263.99 
48.00 



J. Edward Hatch, Attendance Officer 
C. E. Montague, Physician 
Mary English, Nurse 
Health Expense 
Motor Vehicle Expense 

Books and Supplies: 
High 
Elementary 

Care of Buildings: 
High 
Elementary 



7,615.97 
5,918.06 



6,349.63 
8,755.77 



360.00 
40.00 



351.75 

253.84 

19,426.82 

104.65 



240.00 
480.00 
560.00 



$ 4,500.00 
400.00 



3,945.93 

1,805.48 

813.85 

1,265.00 

177.74 

308.47 



13,534.03 



$ 400.00 



$ 20,137.06 
89.00 



$ 1,280.00 



1,168.00 



15,105.40 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



211 



Teachers' Salaries ; 
High 
Elementary 



$ 86,558.03 
104,472.22 



191,030.25 



Janitor Services: 
High 
Elementary 

Fuel and Light: 
High 
Elementary 

Outlay 
Telephones 
Office Expense 
Committee Expenses 
Transportation of Pupils 
All Other 

Trade Schools 

Library Department : 

Helen Frances Carleton, Librarian 

Assistants: 
Clara G. Wilson 
H. Gladys Mackenzie 
Margaret Doe 
Barbara LeNoir 
Elizabeth Black 
Dorothy M. Rogers 
Other Assistants 

Janitors: 

Herbert T. Mitchell 

Other Janitors 

Telephone 

Books 

Periodicals 

Binding 

Supplies 

Printing 

Maintenance 

Furnishings 

Light 



$ 7,341.19 
10,101.33 



$ 2,307.05 
5,079.03 



17,442.52 



7,386.08 

268.10 

745.92 

15.00 

280.05 

1,338.91 

3,632.28 



$ 2,203.36 



1,371.67 

1,387.51 

1,003.50 

990.00 

626.33 

482.25 

2,433.16 



1,620.00 
360.00 
181.47 

4,510.80 
478.21 

1,398.37 

1,110.99 
37.00 

1,714.11 

76.85 

504.44 



$263,995.01 
2,849.51 



212 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 


Heat 


671.40 




All Other 


314.66 


$ 23,476.08 






Park and Cemetery Commission: 






Salaries of Board: 






John T. Stringer, Chairman 


$ 45.00 




George W. Abbott, Secretary 


90.00 




William J. Garden 


15.00 




John W. Macgillvray 


28.10 


$ 178.10 


Park Department Expenses: 






Arthur G. Abbott, Superintendent 


$ 1,374.00 




Raymond U. Johnson 


695.00 




Other Labor 


223.80 




Equipment 


170.32 




Bath House 


1,012.92 




Care of Lake 


127.65 




Water 


86.52 




Plants and Bulbs 


56.06 




Playgrounds 


37.00 




Spraying Trees 


113.40 




Painting and Repairing Fence and Seats 


265.40 




All Other 


150.11 


$ 4,312.18 


Cemetery Department Expenses: 






Frank LeGro, Superintendent 


$ 879.00 




Charles Lynch 


742.10 




Other Labor 


333.00 




Plants and Trees 


170.00 




New Power Mower 


191.57 




Clerical Services 


25.00 




Notary Public Fees 


5.50 




Water 


13.60 




Forest Glade Cemetery 


359.57 




All Other 


75.69 


$ 2,795.03 
391.18 


Prom Various Trust Funds 




Recreation Commission: 






Supervisors 


$ 654.00 




New Equipment for Playgrounds 


360.12 


* 


Moving Equipment 


86.80 




Supplies 


197.47 




Umpiring 


37.50 




All Other 


130.93 


.t 1 4fifi.82 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 213 

Planning Board — Payments 14.50 

Board of Appeal — Payments 20.69 

Miscellaneous: 

Finance Committee Expenses $ 81.15 

Water and Freight for Bubbler 24.17 

Building Inspector — Supplies 25.00 

Retirement Board Supplies 5.65 

Selectmen's Association Dues 10.00 

Association Town Finance Committee dues 5.00 

Pedler's Licenses and Badges 4.35 

Wire Inspector — Supplies 4.25 

Repairs to Infirmary Barn 35.00 

Care of Soldiers' Graves 88.50 

Town Hall Christmas Decorations 50.00 

Preliminary Expense on new streets 13.88 

Perambulating Town Lines 30.00 

Cutting Hay at Town Farm 3.00 

Ink 3.43 

Stationery 8.00 

$ 391.38 

Rifle Range— Company E — Payments 502.33 

Rifle Range — Medical Company — Payments 150.00 

Aid to Visiting Nurse Association — Payments 500.00 

Street Lights 18,000.00 

Fire Insurance 4,177.24 

Pension— Frank H. Robinson 985.50 

Rent of Headquarters — Spanish War Veterans 200.00 

Middlesex County Hospital 9,120.16 

Middlesex County Tax 33,408.23 

State Charges 68,346.65 

Over-assessment Sidewalks, A. F. Simpson 22.00 

Land Damages — Salem Street 105.00 

Filling for Moulton Playground 107.58 

Retirement Board Expense Fund 900.00 

Retirement Board Pension Fund 4,500.00 

Purchase of Land North Avenue— Highway Dept. 2,507.50 

Antonio Muccio on account of injuries 1,229.83 

Memorial Day — War Veterans — Payments 

White and Johnson Co. $ 118.50 

St. Joseph's Band 150.00 

J. Henry Vik 87.00 

DeVita's Conservatories 75.00 

Wakefield High School Band 55.00 

Ronald L. Northrup 20.00 

Harding Uniform and Regalia Co. 19.73 

George W. Reid 12.40 



214 



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Albion Diner 
AU Other 



Light Department: 
Salaries of Board: 

Marcus Beebe, 2nd, Chairman 
A. Francis Harrington, Secretary 
Curtis L. Sopher 

Samuel H. Brooks, Manager 
James M. Whitehead, OflBce Mgr. 

Leonard H. DeMarco 
Fred F. Fober 
Howard Seabury 
Edward Chambers 
Hugh Kelso 
Fred Rich 
Myrtle I. Tyler 
W. F. Wright 

Labor — See Payroll 

Material 

Rent 

Office Expenses 

Telephones 

Insurance 

Transportation Expense 

Meters and Transformers 

Gas Purchased 

Electric Current Purchased 

Coal 

Damages 

All Other 

Light Bonds 
Light Interest 



12.00 
97.55 



$ 



90.00 
90.00 
90.00 



$ 2,981.20 
3,455.75 



2,261.99 
760.00 
1,547.10 
1,537.11 
1,488.42 
1,332.71 
1,332.71 
1,462.97 



270.00 



6,436.95 



11,723.01 

75,296.56 

28,859.88 

1,527.00 

4,669.62 

638.62 

2,615.33 

2,976.31 

10,426.14 

44,048.57 

89,018.99 

1,256.89 

200.00 

15,247.39 

$ 10,000.00 
2,744.38 



$ 647.18 



$295,211.26 



$ 12,744.38 



Water and Sewerage Department: 

Salaries of Board: 

William B. Stantial, Chairman 
George O. Sheldon, Secretary 
Sidney F. Adams 



90.00 
90.00 
90.00 



$ 270.00 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


215 


Department Expenses: 






Morrison Merrill, Superintendent 






(Part of salary) 


$ 2,490.40 




Leah F. Kinder, Clerk 






(Part of salary) 


1,430.00 




Alice M. Loubris, Clerk 






(Part of salary) 


604.83 




Other Clerks 


73.27 




Carl W. Sunman, Paymaster and Collector 


450.00 




Office Expenses 


536.71 




Telephones 


212.36 




Labor — See Payroll 


17,188.11 




Supervision and Analyses 


273.00 




Meters, Pipes, etc. 


4,867.63 




Equipment Repairs 


1,763.13 




Transportation Expense 


1,264.14 




Coal 


1,107.67 




Power 


5,484.10 




Dodge One-half Ton Truck — ^new 


550.00 




New Typewriter 


91.00 




New Sealer for Office 


45.00 




All Other 


922.49 




Water Services: 






Labor $ 1,204.19 






Material 1,315.38 


2,519.57 








Water Construction: 


• 




Labor $ 1,348.49 






Material 2,957.22 


4,305.71 












$ 46,179.12 






Lake Quannapowitt 




213.62 


Water Bonds 




31.000.00 


Water Interest 




5,176.25 



Sewer Department Expenses: 

Morrison Merrill, Superintendent 

(Part of salary) 
Leah Kinder, Clerk (Part of salary) 
Alice M. Loubris, Clerk (Part of salary) 
Carl W. Sunman, Paymaster 
Labor — See Payroll 
Tools and Equipment 
Motor Vehicle Expense 
All Other 



259.60 

148.50 

80.00 

45.00 

4,205.04 

445.51 

431.36 

1,161.96 



$ 6,776.97 



216 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 


Sewer Connections 
Labor — See Payroll 
Pipe 

Motor Vehicle Expense 

AU Other 


$ 


1,474.38 

487.69 

67.65 

199.38 


$ 


2,229.10 








Charles Street Sewer Construction: 
Labor 
Material 


$ 


3,168.58 
1,059.06 


$ 


4,227.64 








Western Avenue Sewer Construction: 
Labor 
Material 


$ 


641.79 
313.08 


$ 


954.87 


Birch Hill Avenue Sewer Construction: 
T labor 
Material 


$ 


1,046.43 
188.49 


$ 


1,234.92 



Bond Issues: 

North Ward Sewer Construction: 
Labor $ 11,234.06 

Material 10,039.41 



$ 21,273.47 



Greenwood Sewer Construction: 

Labor $ 13,772.66 

Material 4,175.46 



$ 17,948.12 



Interest: 

Sewer Loans $ 5,802.50 

Highway Loans 175.00 

School Loans 10,716.89 

Discount on Temporary Loans 1,927.92 



$ 18,622.31 



Maturing Debt: 
Sewer Bonds $ 25,000.00 

School Bonds 57,500.00 



$ 82,500.00 



Temporary Loans: 
Anticipation of Revenue $575,000.00 

Expense Preparing Bonds (Paid from Premium 
on Bonds) • 71.94 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 217 



Refunds: 

Taxes— Property and Poll $ 1,583.35 

Motor Vehicle Excise 899.27 

Sewer Connection Deposits 516.63 

Water Rates 16.66 

Betterments 3.19 

Interests and Costs 7.79 

$ 3,026.89 



Sweetser Lecture Fund: 

Interest paid to Sweetser Lecture Committee 302.25 

Tax Title Redemptions — Individual: 

H. P. Chadwick — Payment 107.74 



Total Payments $2,048,779.18 

Cash on Hand December 31, 1937 222,452.17 



Total Payments and Cash on Hand 

December 31, 1937 $2,271,231.35 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT PAYROLL, 1937 

Harry H. Denning - $ 2,725.00 

Joseph Albani 2,023.52 

Robert MacKenna 1,817.03 

Edmund Muise 1,802.43 

Carl Chelman 1,812.56 

John Doherty 1,607.13 

Salvatore Terra vecchia 1,551.63 

Clyde Simonds 1,542.83 

Edward Butler 1,569.24 

William Fall 1,528.04 

William Gerrish 1,539.36 

John White 1,455.93 

Robert Black 1,491.04 

William Scanlon 1,355.45 

Angelo DeFeo 1,387.40 

Fred Doucette 1,359.90 

Leo Gerrior 1,212.75 

Thomas Sullivan 1,066.55 

Mary MacDougall 959.25 

John O'Donnell 648.33 

All Others (less than $500.00) 6,405.62 



Total $ 36,860.99 

Labor (received more than $500.00) $ 30,455.37 



218 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

Labor (received less than $500.00) 6,405.62 

Truck and Equipment Rental 1,939.33 

Total Payrolls $ 38,800.32 

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT PAYROLL— 1937 

Willard B. Atwell $ 4,500.00 

Charles J. Peterson 4,069.28 

Roland H. Kinder 3,142.39 

WiUiam D. Healey 3,014.64 

George E. Hayes 2,984.14 

Joseph H. Fanck 2,941.98 

Eliot B. Leonard 2,712.85 

Homer M. Shellenberger 2,712.85 

Raymond S. Dower 2,703.81 

Arthur A. Fulton 2,658.97 

Howard J. Heavens 2,622.42 

T. Frank Shea 2,567.70 

R. Edgar Fisher 2,542.50 

Vivian Dix 2,511.90 

Bernice L. Caswell 2,441.57 

Louis P. Marche 2,323.02 

Joseph Cassano 2,260.71 

Alfred E. Preble 2,260.71 

Donald White 2,239.29 

Morton S. Sherman 2,031.37 

Helen P. Gilmore 1,921.60 

M. Alice Ryan 1,921.60 

Edward E. Eaton 1,919.26 

Elvira O. Cosman 1,853.78 

Ruth P. Hiatt 1,853.78 

Isabel M. Hirst 1,853.78 

Ethel G. Reed 1,853.78 

Myron E. Gallop 1,845.12 

J. Edward Hatch 1,805.48 

Margaret L. Macdonald 1,785.96 

Irving A. Wells 1,783.71 

Thomas C. Murray 1,760.09 

Ellen L. Cowing 1,718.14 

Anne H. Meserve 1,718.14 

Ethelyn M. Pattee 1,718.14 

Eleanor B. Ringdahl 1,718.14 

Margaret A. Ryan 1,718.14 

Marjorie T. Bunker 1,714.07 

Janet S. Height ' 1,705.93 

Harriet D. Dunning 1,701.86 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 219 



Bessie E. David 1,695.53 

Isabel M. Elliot 1,695.53 

Blanche L. Meserve 1,695.53 

Ethel M. Wilson 1,693.25 

Irene F. Norton 1,679.47 

Genesta B. Tooker 1,677.52 

Bernice E. Hendrickson 1,675.46 

Hazel O. Wilder 1,650.32 

Mary Kalaher 1,627.71 

Katherine L. KeUy 1,627.71 

Maude E. Parks 1,627.71 

Lillian A. Shaffer 1,627.71 

Hester A. Walker 1,627.71 

M. Leo Conway 1,623.24 

Lydia M. Sullivan 1,621.93 

Eleanor K. Abbott 1,621.87 

Elizabeth D. Burke 1,608.44 

Mabel A. Keman 1,605.10 

Mary P. Butler 1,573.83 

Michael Neary 1,572.74 

Carl A. Peterson 1,571.44 

George E. Zwicker 1,570.44 

Cora Guarnaccia 1,559.89 

Signe M. Peterson 1,559.89 

M. Grace Pike 1,559.89 

Ruth B. Spence 1,559.89 

James F. Curley 1,559.24 

Amanda J. Stephenson 1,556.20 

Winifred R. Beal 1,492.07 

Abbie A. Bell 1,492.07 

Hertha Bergner 1,492.07 

Helen M. Delaney 1,492.07 

Lee Pfeiffer 1,492.07 

Clareberta Wilson 1,483.24 

Alice E. Calkins 1,478.81 

Laura A. Hart 1,466.33 

Avis M. Jones 1,465.55 

Susie E. Long 1,456.46 

Mary E. C. Geagan 1,454.67 

Catherine A. Doran 1,442.60 

Lois I. Jordan 1,442.10 

Elizabeth M. Strout 1,428.40 

Hilda M. Hayden 1,419.49 

Ruth V. Conley 1,408.29 

Pauline E. Meads 1,399.11 

Ruth C. Webber 1,386.30 

Mabel F. Johnson 1,375.12 



220 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Lillian J. Shoff 1,375.12 

John Butler 1,368.20 

Katheryn D. Carney 1,329.06 

Beatrice D. Moody 1,310.11 

Edna M. Paulson 1,283.85 

Mary K. English 1,265.00 

Olive G. Glover 1,263.99 

Grace A. Jenkins 1,250.48 

Bernice O. Bazley 1,239.48 

Alice M. Drugan 1,212.12 

Louise A. AUman 1,206.12 

Eleanor M. Gleason 1,203.34 

Bella A. Rattray 1,193.42 

Grace E. Widtfeldt 1,193.42 

Alice M. Scipione 1,187.85 

G. Fred Dodge 1,175.79 

Theresa J. Collins 1,143.70 

Walter E. Antunes 1,121.69 

Alice E. Ladieu 1,119.12 

Elizabeth V. Upham 1,106.27 

Stella H. Blaikie 1,094.85 

Winifred Geizer 1,090.14 

Madaliene J. Crocker 1,062.80 

Margaret M. Landers 1,062.80 

Carrie M. Agry 1,036.90 

Christine A. Callan 1,018.43 

Dorothy M. Flannigan 1,018.43 

Flora S. Hall 1,013.70 

Nancy D'Amico 967.35 

Helen E. Harper 967.35 

Thomas Hemsworth 965.32 

Rita T. Neagle 964.54 

Marion E. Garland 960.60 

Anna M. Anderson 952.50 

Dorothy L. Shepard 946.23 

Katharine H. Nichols 938.48 

Rose Assenza 922.98 

Mary T. Bonney 922.98 

Gladys M. Douglass 922.98 

Mary E. Grace 922.98 

Marjorie Finney 916.34 

Myrta E. Knight 878.18 

Eleanor H. Blaikie 876.72 

Charles W. Stevens 850.74 

Annette L. Burbank 847.84 

Dr. Charles E. Montague 813.85 

Louise E. Sheldon 706.41 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 221 

Eugene Lenners 637.60 

Eva M. Chick 564.40 

T. John Ardill 555.99 

Dorothy Petersen 519.75 

Anna Maloney 519.05 

Mildred G. Moore 506.87 

Alice J. Kernan 466.62 

Annie Welford 375.60 

Lyman Allen 303.00 

Rose Doucette 300.00 

Doris Skinner 282.33 

Chester Hopkins 256.21 

Various Persons 8,948.31 

$228,430.89 



MUNICIPAL LIGHT DEPARTMENT PAYROLL— 1937 

S. H. Brooks $ 2,981.20 

J. M. Whitehead 3,455.75 

L. H. DeMarco 2,261.99 

F. F. Fober 760.00 
Howard Seabury 1,547.10 
Edward Chambers 1,537.11 
Hugh Kelso 1,488.42 
Fred Rich 1,332.71 
M. I. Tyler 1,332.71 
W. F. Wright 1,462.97 
John F. Mahoney 1,744.84 
Thomas Daley 1,599.25 
J. W. Macgillivray 2,650.75 

G. H. Halloran 1,929.54 

E. L. Brown 1,666.25 

D. W. Martin ' 1,647.60 
W. D. Scott 1,646.95 
Alexander MacPhee 2,257.49 

F. L. Champagne 1,904.11 
James Cameron 1,859.13 
Roger Seabury 2,001.22 
William Muse 1,896.74 
Matthew Burns 1,661.95 
John Curran 1,633.52 
John Scanlon 1,634.50 

E. T. Winslow 1,342.92 
Cornehus Horgan 2,143.73 
Patrick Desmond 1,640.90 
J. H. Draper 1,558.23 
James Galvin 1,596.00 



222 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

James McGrath 1,590.45 

Patrick Quinn 1,635.18 

Richard Trahey 1,567.60 

Raymond White 1,591.69 

Joseph DeMarco 1,639.95 

Daniel Flynn 1,536.37 

M. J. KeUy 1,497.06 

John Collins 1,525.69 

Martin Joyce 1,495.50 

Patrick Meade 1,445.13 

Thomas Hanright 1,616.43 

Timothy Delaney 1,391.63 

A. J. Vincent 1,341.42 

John Humphrey - 533.77 

William Barry 935.04 

Walter^lden 1,214.44 

Joseph Burns ' 811.16 

EU Muse ' 908.98 

Leo Smith 949.89 

Lyman Allen 598.56 

Donald Cockburn 2,110.64 

Lewis Evans 712.96 

Ralph Turner 873.91 

Joseph Smith 581.21 

Michele Hourihan • 663.00 

Various persons (under $500.00) 8,523.28 



$ 93,456.52 



WATER AND SEWERAGE DEPARTMENT PAYROLL— 1937 

Morrison Merrill $ 2,750.00 

Matthew P. Curran 1,994.85 

James L. Palmer 1,947.95 

William L. Wenzel 1,865.50 

James J. O'Rourke 1,710.64 

Leah F. Kinder 1,578.50 

Patrick Keefe 1,570.77 

John R. Fraughton 1,504.65 

Patrick J. Finn 1,498.51 

Patrick Curran 1,496.44 

Harold J. Maloney 1,485.86 

Dominick Bennedetto 1,462.93 

Chester S. Eldredge 1,444.21 

Serafino Volpe 1,109.83 

Arthur M. Gibbons 1,100.76 

Edmund M. DeVeau 1,092.65 

J. J. Murphy 1,080.22 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 223 



George H. C. Weeks 


1,027.71 


Daniel Calore 


1,012.71 


Harry Ayscough 


959.79 


George H. Adams 


893.41 


Ernest Kelloway 


888.16 


Patrick Zagaria 


871.62 


Patrick Sexton 


866.25 


Harry Costello 


859.54 


G. W. Muse 


813.90 


A. F. Punk 


777.57 


Harold A. Butler 


726.78 


Alice M. lioubris 


684.83 


E. V. Scanlon 


682.96 


A. H. Kelloway 


642.37 


J. J. McFadden 


642.00 


A. E. Delaney 


618.74 


Prank A. Butler 


613.05 


Carl Locash 


572.33 


Robert Glass 


563.80 


J. P. Curley 


505.01 


Various Persons — Under $500.00 each 


18,478.19 



$ 60,394.99 



UNPAID BILLS AS OP DECEMBER 31, 1937 

Health Department: 

Middlesex County Sanatorium $ 46.50 

Old Age Assistance: 

City of Medford 
City of Maiden 
City of Salem 
City of Chelsea 
City of Worcester 
City of Quincy 
Town of Stoneham 
Town of Andover 
Town of Reading 
Town of Millbury 



Welfare Department: 

City of Lawrence — 1934 Account 
Town of Reading — 1935 Account 
City of Maiden— 1935 Account 



$ 95.00 






59.50 






43.33 






24.00 




' 


74.00 






13.54 






111.90 






54.00 






84.70 






23.32 








$ 


583.29 




$ 


24.00 


$ 1,119.72 






116.20 








$ 


1,235.92 



224 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 


Town of Andover — 1936 Account $ 


28.36 


Town of Reading — 1936 Account 


116.56 


City of Lynn — 1936 Account 


156.66 


Town of Seekonk — 1936 Account 


123.30 


City of Maiden— 1936 Account 


2,221.23 


Town of Brookline — 1936 Account 


182.00 


City of Woburn— 1936 Account 


229.00 


City of Somerville— 1936 Account 


738.68 




(t» q nnr nn 




Jp »J, laO, lii 


City of Chelsea— 1937 Account $ 


201.00 


Town of Seekonk 


87.93 


Town of Brookline 


49.00 


City of Somerville 


1,366.82 


W. J. Walker Co. 


15.60 


Massachusetts General Hospital 


1.00 


Tony Ross & Son 


12.47 


Tony Cuzzi & Bro. 


11.04 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts 


56.16 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts Hospital School 


71.99 


Hutchinson- Winch 


121.10 


Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary 


40.00 


The Children's Hospital 


107.75 


D. D. Landers 


384.10 


Wakefield Municipal Light Dept. 


11.05 


Melrose Hospital Association 


142.70 


Wakefield Real Est. and Bldg. Ass'n. 


31.00 


L. Russo 


18.00 


Barnet Gersin 


20.00 


Palumbo Bros. 


13.00 


Nicola Bernabeo 


15.00 


Angeline Migliore 


14.00 


Greer Agency 


12.00 


Dr. John H. HoUeran 


62.00 


Tine's Market 


142.00 


E. McManamin 


114.35 


Moccia's Store 


5.45 


Nicolas Romano 


138.65 


McCarthy's Market 


84.50 


Greenwood Supreme Market 


38.85 


Santoro's 


167.65 


Morris Market 


318.80 


Family Food Store 


94.80 


Economy Grocery Stores 


621.80 


First National Stores 


675.05 


Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. 


1,123.75 



APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 1937 



itcctmcn— Department expenses 



cr— Depnrtmenl Expcr 









APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 1937 





Appro- 










Bonds issued 


priations 


Additions 


Expended 


Balances 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT: 












Moderator 


$ 22.50 






$ 22.50 




Selectmen — Salaries of Board 


450.00 






450.00 




Selectmen— Department Expenses 


1,490.00 


R$ 


75.00 


1,560.18 


$ 4.82 


Accounting Department 


3,345.00 






3,340.06 


4.94 


Treasurer — Salary 


900.00 






900.00 




Treasurer— Department Expenses 


1,900.00 


A 


191.75 


1,550.80 


540.95 


Collector — Salary 


1,595.00 






1,595.00 




Collector — Department Expenses 


3,330.00 






3,292.45 


37.55 


Foreclosure of Tax Titles 


150.00 






19.88 


130.12 


Assessors — Salaries of Board 


2,610.00 






2,610.00 




Assessors— Department Expenses 


4,650.00 






4,590.76 


59.24 


Legal Department 


1,750.00 






1,706.97 


43.03 


Town Clerk— Salary 


450.00 






450.00 




Town Clerk— Department Expenses 


800.00 






798.62 


1.38 


Vital Statistics 


75.00 






64.25 


10.75 


Election and Registration 


1,200.00 


R 


500.00 


1,650.11 


49.89 


Town Hall 


5,535.00 






5,517.15 


17.85 


Town Hall Exterior Repairs 


6,000.00 






5,920.00 


80.00 




$ 36,252.50 


$ 


766.75 


$ 36,038.73 


$ 980.52 


PROTECTION OP PERSONS AND PROPERTY: 












Police Department 


$ 36,000.00 






$ 35,187.92 


$ 812.08 


Fire Department 


35,525.00 






35,519.58 


5.42 


Hydrant Fiental 


8,825.00 






8,825.00 




Moth Department 


7,500.00 






7,458.07 


41.93 


Building Inspector — Salary 


900.00 






900.00 




Building Inspector — Allowance for Auto 


150.00 






150.00 




Sealer of Weights and Measures 


1,060.00 






1,058.07 


1.93 


Dog Officer 


540.00 






540.00 




Animal Inspector 


270.00 






270.00 




Forest Warden 


150.00 


R 


50.00 


200.00 




Wire Inspector 


270.00 






270.00 




Compensation 


2,000.00 


A 


81.00 


1,864.90 


216.10 




$ 93,190.00 


$ 


131.00 


$ 92,243.54 


$ 1,077.46 


HEALTH AND SANITATION: 












Health Department — Salaries of Board 


$ 270.00 


A$ 


5.00 


$ 270.00 




Health Department — Expenses 


8,500.00 


R 


3,500.00 


11,989.07 


$ 15.93 


Health Department— Unpaid Bills, 1936 


63.00 






63.00 




Care of Dumps 


1,000.00 






1,000.00 




Garbage Collection 


4,800.00 






4,800.00 




Sewer Department — Maintenance 


6,800.00 






6,776.97 


23.03 


Sewer Department — Sewer Connections 


1,900.00 


R 


1,000.00 


2,229.10 


670.90 


Sewer Construction — Western Avenue 


969.20 






954.87 


14.33 


Sewer Construction — Charles Street 


5,873.50 






4,227.64 


1,645.86 


Sewer Construction — Birch Hill Avenue 


1,300.00 






1,234.92 


65.08 


Sewer Construction— North Ward $ 25,000.00 




^m 


^^B 


21,273.47 


3,726.53 


Sewer Construction— Greenwood 21,000.00 




■ 


^B 


17,948.12 


3,051.88 


$ 46,000.00 


$ 31,475.70 


$ 


4,505.00 


$ 72,767.16 


$ 9,213.54 


HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: 












General Highways 


$ 55,000.00 


A$ 


383.03 


$ 53,224.68 


$ 2,158.35 


Highway Maintenance Chapter 90 


2,000.00 


S 


1,866.63 


5,099.86 


C —1,233.23 


Vernon Street Construction 


7,500.00 






19,336.25 


C— 11,836.25 


Salem Street Construction 


1,150.00 


s 


3,300.00 


4,593.96 


C —143.96 


Construction of Public Ways 


5,500.00 






5,500.00 




Construction of Public Ways— Bond Issue S 20,000.00 




A 


35.63 


4,338.95 


15,661.05 


WPA Projects— Town Fund 


18,000.00 


R 


15,600.00 


33,616.42 


19.21 


Lafayette School Remodeling 


17,000.00 






17,000.00 




$ 20,000.00 


$106,150.00 


$ 21,185.29 


$142,710.12 


$ 4,625.17 


CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS: 












Welfare Department — Salaries of Board 


$ 450.00 






$ 450.00 




Welfare Department— Outside Relief 


60,000.00 


A$ 


445.02 


60,444.28 


$ .74 


Old Age Assistance 


32,900.00 


A 


453.95 


33,353.95 




Old Age Assistance — Federal Funds 




P 


39,200.92 


39,931.82 


U —730.90 


Old Age Assistance — Administration 


2,300.00 






2,300.00 




Old Age Assistance — Administration Federal Funds 




P 


1,433.62 


1,626.17 


U —192.55 



Aid to Dependent Children— Federal Funds 

Welfare Department, Outside Relief— 1936 Unpaid Bills 

Infirmary 

Infirmary— Unpaid Bills 1936 

State Aid 

Military Aid 

Soldiers' Relief 

Soldiers' Relief— Unpaid Bills 1936 

Soldiers' Relief Agent— Salary 

Soldiers' Relief Agents— Expenses 



EDUCATION 
School Department 
Trade School 



Library 



RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED: 

Park and Cemetery Departments— Salaries of 
the Board 

Park Department Expenses 

Cemetery Department Expenses 

Miscellaneous 

Street Lights 

Fire Alarm, Police Signal, Traffic Lights 

Rifle Range— Company E 

Rifle Range— Medical Company 

Recreation Commission 

Fire Insurance 

Lake Quannapowitt 

Planning Board 

Board of Appeal 

Reserve Fund 

Aid to Visiting Nurse Association 

Memorial Day — Veterans' Organizations 

Pension — Fi-ank H. Robinson 

Rent of Headquarters — Spanish War Veterans 

Middlesex County Hospital Tax 

Purchase of Land — North Avenue for High- 
way Purposes 

Antonio Muccio — Payment account of Injuries 

Albert F, Simpson — Over assessment refund 

Land Damages — Salem Street 

Contributory Retirement Funds 

Contributory Retirement Fund — Administra- 
tion and Operation 



PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISES: 
Water Department — Salaries of Board 
Water Department — Department Expenses 
Water Bonds 
Water Interest 



INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT: 
Interest 
Maturing Debt 



Grand Totals 

A. Refund 

C. Due from County and State 
F. From Federal Government 
I. Accrued Interest on Bonds Issued 
L. From Dog Licenses 
O. Transfer from Overlay Surplus 
R. From Reserve Fund 
S. From State and County 
T. Income of Trust F\inds 

U. Due from U. S. Government $ 6,100.00 

W. Transfer from War Bonus Fund $ 9,003.01 





P 


3,007.95 


2,447.89 




560.06 


1 Bills 11,303.09 






11,175.97 




127.12 


8,000.00 






7,984.25 




15.75 


441.24 






439.55 




1.69 


1,500.00 






1,280.00 




220.00 


1,500.00 


A 


15.00 


1,168.00 




347.00 


20,000.00 


A 


139.39 


20,137.06 




2.33 


115.80 






89.00 




26.80 


360.00 






360.00 






40.00 






40.00 






$138,910.13 


$ 44,695.85 


$183,227.94 


$ 


378.04 


$264,000.00 






$263,995.01 


$ 


4.99 


3,900.00 


L 


1,516.21 


2,849.51 




1,050.49 


18,300.00 


T 


3,675.44 


23,476.08 




15.57 


$286,200.00 


$ 


5,191.65 


$290,320.60 


$ 


1,071.05 


$ 180.00 






$ 178.10 


$ 


1.90 


4,225.00 


T$ 


90.68 


4,312.18 




3.50 


2,800.00 






2,795.03 




4.97 


577.00 






391.38 




185.62 


18,000.00 






18,000.00 






2,500.00 






2,500.00 






550.00 






502.33 




47.67 


150.00 






150.00 






1,467.05 






1,466.82 




.23 


4,200.00 






4,177.24 




22.76 


600.00 






213.62 




386.38 


50.00 






14.50 




35.50 


50.00 






20.69 




29.31 


23,000.00 


O 




21,125.00 




1,875.00 


500.00 






500.00 






650.00 






647.18 




2.82 


1,149.75 






985.50 




164.25 


200.00 






200.00 






9,120.16 






9,120.16 






2,507.50 






2,507.50 






3,000.00 






1,229.83 




1,770.17 


22.00 






22.00 






105.00 


A 


20.00 


105.00 




20.00 


4,500.00 






4,500.00 






500.00 


R 


400.00 


900.00 






$ 80,603.46 


$ 


510.68 


$ 76,564.06 


$ 


4,550-08 


$ 270.00 






$ 270.00 






53,553.75 


A$ 


8.19 


46,179.12 


$ 


7,382.82 


31,000.00 






31,000.00 






5,176.25 






5,176.25 






$ 90,000.00 


$ 


8.19 


$ 82,625.37 


$ 


7,382.82 


$ 19,000.00 


1$ 


67.38 


$ 18,622.31 


$ 


445.07 


82,500.00 


W 




82,500.00 






$101,500.00 


$ 


67.38 


$101,122.31 


$ 


445.07 


$ 66,000.00 $964,281.79 


$ 77,061.79 


$1,072,219.83 


$ 29,723.75 


$ 15,033.37 






1 







$ 19,000.00 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 




225 


Joseph Longo & Son 


1,313.20 






Mrs. U. Cerretani's Market 


64.60 






- 


- 


$ 


7,768.16 




$ 


12,823.87 


Infirmary: 






Melrose Hospital Association i 


^ 187.00 






William H. Butler 


100.00 






Dr. Frank T. Woodbury 


124.15 






- 


; 


$ 


411.15 


Soldiers' Relief: 






Joseph Longo & Son $ 72.10 






Economy Grocery Stores Corp'n. 


13.85 






Tine's Market 


5.00 






American Gasolene & Oil Co. 


6.00 






The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. 


150.42 






Carl E. Allison, M.D. 


9.00 






Ira W. Richardson, M. D. 


13.00 






John H. HoUeran, M. D. 


15.00 






Edward G. Nagle 


7.41 






Melrose Hospital Association 


28.00 






Sperber's Market 


10.00 






L. E. Bennett 


12.75 






I. Tine's Market 


13.85 






Monarch Food Store 


15.00 






Santoro's 


17.70 






Ellen McManamin 


26.00 






First National Stores 


69.85 






Mass. Dept. Public Welfare 


92.00 






Economy Grocery Stores Corp'n 


115.70 






Orders issued in 1937 for which no bills have 








been received 


66.60 






- 


^ 


$ 


759.23 



APPROPRIATIONS AND CHARGES TO ENTER TAX LEVY OP 1936 



Appropriations (See Schedule-Insert) $964,281.79 

Less Transferred from Overlay Surplus 19,000.00 



$945,281.79 



State Charges: 

State Tax $ 39,812.50 

Charles River Basin Loan Fund-Serial Bonds 58.20 



226 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

Charles River Basin Loan Sinking Fund 6.26 

Charles River Basin Loan Interest 620.69 

Charles River Basin Loan Maintenance 1,533.87 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Sinking Fund 326.89 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Serial Bonds 11.64 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Interest 1,040.69 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Maintenance 7,887.94 

Metropolitan Planning Division 138.43 

Metropolitan Park Loan Series 2 Sinking Fund 106.66 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Serial Bonds 410.67 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Interest 506.89 
Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund Nantasket 

Maintenance 609.29 

Wellington Bridge Maintenance 19.78 
Metropolitan Sewerage Loan -North System 

Sinking Fund 380.87 

Metropolitan Sewerage Loan Serial Bonds 2,332.00 

Metropolitan Sewerage Loan Interest 1,677.12 

Metropolitan Sewerage Loan Maintenance 9,857.46 

Abatement of Smoke Nuisance 218.86 

Auditing Municipal Accounts 76.83 

Hospital or Home Care for Civil War Veterans 524.00 

Land Takings — Revere Highway 74.50 
Ways in Maiden, Braintree, Weymouth and 

Hingham .04 

West Roxbury — Brookline Parkway 114.57 

$ 68,346.65 

county Tax 33,408.23 

Overlay for 1937 22,823.79 



$1,069,860.46 



RECAPITULATION 

Town Purposes $936,161.63 

State Purposes 68,346.65 

County Tax 33,408.23 

Hospital Tax 9,120.16 

Overlay— 1937 22,823.79 



$1,069,860.46 



AVAILABLE BALANCES NOT APPROPRIATED IN 1937 

Revision of Assessors' Plans: 

Balance January 1, 1937 $ 60.59 

Refund 1.83 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 227 



Payments $ 53.47 

Balance to 1938 8.95 



$ 62.42 $ 62.42 

Highways— Chapter 90— Vernon Street — 1936: 

Balance January 1, 1937 Overdraft $ 8,559.78 

Payments 1,189.95 

Received from County 2,999.54 

Received from State 6,749.34 

Balance to Revenue .85 



$ 9,749.73 $ 9,749.73 

Highways— Chapter 90— Salem Street— 1936: 

Balance January 1, 1937 Overdraft $ 4,038.87 

Payments 833.25 

Received from County 1,500.00 

Received from State 3,374.57 

Balance to Revenue 2.45 



$ 4,874.57 $ 4,874.57 

Highways — Chapter 90 — Maintenance 1936: 

Balance January 1, 1937 Overdraft $ 3,523.46 

Received from County 2,264.24 

Received from State 1,358.54 

Balance to Revenue 99.32 



$ 3,622.78 $ 3,622.78 

Old Age Assistance — United States Grant: 

Balance January 1, 1937 $ 5,592.53 

Receipts 33,577.39 

Refunds 31.00 

Payments $ 39,931.82 

Balance to 1938 Overdraft 730.90 



$ 39,931.82 $ 39,931.82 

Old Age Assistance Administration— United States Grant: 

Balance January 1, 1937 $ 314.43 

Receipts 1,119.19 
Payments $ 1,626.17 

Balance to 1938 Overdraft 192.55 



$ 1,62'6.17 $ 1,626.17 



228 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Aid to Dependent Children — United States Grant: 

Receipts $ 3,007.95 

Payments $ 2,447.89 

Balance available for 1938 560.06 



$ 3,007.95 $ 3,007.95 

Welfare Department Outside Unpaid Bills 1935: 

Balance January 1, 1937 $ 1,485.83 

Payments $ 1,485.83 



$ 1,485.83 $ 1,485.83 

Infirmary Unpaid Bills 1935: 

Balance January 1, 1937 $ 25.00 

Balance to Revenue $ 25.00 



$ 25.00 $ 25.00 

"George Reid Fund" — From State: 

Balance January 1, 1937— (No payments in 1937) $ 8.41 

"Smith-Hughes Fund" — From Federal Government: 

Balance January 1, 1937— (No payments in 1937) $ 166.01 

Plans for Intermediate School: 

Balance January 1, 1937— (No payments in 1937) $ 100.68 

Reserve Fund: 

Appropriation $ 4,000.00 

Transfer from Overlay Surplus 19,000.00 
Transfer to WPA Account $ 15,600.00 

Transfer to Health Department 3,500.00 

Transfer to Sewer Connections 1,000.00 

Transfer to Election and Registration 500.00 

Transfer to Retirement Board Expense 400.00 

Transfer to Selectmen's Expense 75.00 

Transfer to Forest Warden 50.00 

Balance to Overlay Surplus 1,875.00 



$ 23,000.00 $ 23,000.00 



Willard Donnell Trust: 

Balance January 1, 1937 

Income for 1937 

Payments 

Balance available for 1938 





$ 


210.08 
337.77 


$ 


478.75 
69.10 





$ 547.85 $ 547.85 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



229 



Investigating Committee — Welfare Department: 
Balance January 1, 1937 — (No payments in 1937) 

Additional Land — Water Street Playground: 

Balance January 1, 1937 (No payments in 1937) 

Moulton Playground Account: 
Balance January 1, 1937 
Payments $ 107.58 



Old Age Assistance^ — Due State: 
Balance January 1, 1937 
Balance to Revenue 



Sale of Dogs: 

Balance January 1, 1937 
Balance to Revenue 



Temporary Loans: 

Balance January 1, 1937 
Loans during 1937 
Payments during 1937 
Balance to 1938 



Surplus War Bonus Fund: 
Balance January 1, 1937 
Interest for 1937 

Transfer to Maturing Debt (as appropriated) 
Balance to 1938 



$ 197.00 
$ 100.00 
$ 107.58 



$ 107.58 


$ 


107.58 


$ 3.00 


$ 


3.00 


$ 3.00 


$ 


3.00 


$ 3.00 


$ 


3.00 


$ 3.00 


$ 


3.00 


$575,000.00 
300,000.00 


$425,000.00 
450,000.00 


$875,000.00 


$875,000.00 


$ 9,003.01 
231.28 


$ 


9,003.01 
231.28 



$ 9,234.29 $ 9,234.29 



Analysis of Light Department Accounts: 
Operation Account: 

Balance January 1, 1937 
Transfers from Depreciation and Fire Alarm Account 
Transfer from Construction Account 
Receipts 

Payments $307,955.64 

Transfer to Revenue 27,697.57 



$ 34,486.84 

59,445.22 

6,789.27 

313,321.73 



230 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

Transfer to Construction Account 6,789.27 

Transfers to Depreciation Account 45,244.20 

Balance to 1938 Account 26,356.38 



$414,043.06 $414,043.06 

Construction Account: 
Transfer from Operation Account 6,789.27 

Transfer to Operation Account $ 6,789.27 



$ 6,789.27 $ 6,789.27 

Depreciation Account: 

Balance January 1, 1937 $ 29,233.59 

Transfers from Operation Account 45,244.20 

Transfers to Operation Account $ 56,945.22 

Balance to 1938 Account 17,532.57 



$ 74,477.79 $ 74,477.79 

Fire Alarm, Police Signal, TraflBLc Lights: 
Appropriation $ 2,500.00 

Transfers to Light Department Operation 

Account $ 2,500.00 



$2,500.00 $ 2,500.00 

Guarantee Deposit Account: 
Cash on Hand, January 1, 1937 $ 36,830.54 

Receipts 9,289.34 

Payments $ 6,796.43 

Balance, Cash on Hand December 31, 1937 39,323.45 



$ 46,119.88 $ 46,119.88 

I have examined the above account and the 
balance is invested as follows: 

Wakefield Savings Bank $ 27,793.10 

Wakefield Trust Company — Savings Department 10,218.72 

Wakefield Trust Company — Checking Account 1,311.63 



$ 39,323.45 
CHARLES C. COX, 

Town Accountant. 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



231 



Taxes 1931: 

Commitment 
Cash 



RECEIVABLES 



$ 405.44 



$ 405.44 



$ 405.44 $ 405.44 



Taxes 1932: 

Commitment 

Cash 

Abatements 



$ 405.44 



$ 94.56 
$ 310.88 



Taxes 1933: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 

Commitments 

Adjustment Entries 

Cash 

Abatements 



Taxes 1934: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 

Commitments 

Refunds 

Adjustment Entries 

Cash 

Abatements 

Adjustment Entries 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 



$ 405.44 $ 405.44 



$ 3,845.11 

351.18 

7.85 

436.52 
3,767.62 



$ 4,204.14 $ 4,204.14 



$ 4,077.42 

2,957.15 

1.00 

3.98 

$ 3.623.61 

2,081.16 

.46 

1,334.32 



$ 7,039.55 $ 7,039.55 



Taxes 1935: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 

Commitments 

Cash Refunds 

Adjustment Entries 

Cash 

Abatements 

Credit to Collector 

Certification of Tax Sale 



$ 84,134.27 

2,549.15 

57.69 

136.17 



$ 75,339.79 

2,790.40 

3.40 

5,830.70 



232 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Adjustment Entries 21.57 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 2,891.42 



$ 86,877.28 $ 86,877.28 

Taxes 1936: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $260,681.25 

Cash Refunds 128.00 

Cash $159,744.87 

Abatements 2,140.12 

Credits to Collector 23,793.49 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 75,130.77 



$260,809.25$260,809.25 

Taxes 1937: 

Commitments $762,374.14 

Cash Refunds 1,396.16 

Cash $491,859.74 

Abatements 9,838.35 

Credits to Collector 1,142.11 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 260,930.10 



$763,770.30 $763,770.30 

Old Age Assistance Taxes 1933: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 765.00 

Cash $ 16.00 

Abatements 748.00 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 1.00 



$ 765.00 $ 765.00 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 1934: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 2,380.07 

Cash $ 588.92 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 1,791.15 



$ 2,380.07 $ 2,380.07 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 1935: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 2,450.40 

Cash $ 310.06 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 2,140.34 



$ 2,450.40 $ 2,4B0.40 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 233 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 1936: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 6,758.61 

Commitments 482.18 

Ca;gh Refunds 54.14 

Cash $ 4,930.39 

Abatements 57.47 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 2,307.07 



$ 7,294.93 $ 7,294.93 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 1937: 

Commitments $ 30,952.44 

Cash Refunds 845.13 

Cash $ 22,541.64 

Abatements 1,924.21 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 7,331.72 



$ 31,797.57 $ 31,797.57 



Betterment Assessments 1934: 
Balance January 1, 1937 
Adjustment Entries 
Adjustment Entries 
Balance December 31, 1937 



Betterment Assessments 1935: 
Outstanding January 1, 1937 
Cash Refund 
Adjustment Entries 
Cash 

Abatements 

Certification of Tax Sale 
Adjustment Entries 

$ 372.00 $ 372.00 

Betterment Assessments 1936: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 1,553.73 

Cash $ 953.86 

Credits to Collector 253.63 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 346.24 







$ 


9.20 








79.60 


$ 


71.32 
17.48 






$ 


88.80 


$ 


88.80 


$ 


360.98 
3,19 
7.83 










$ 


278.11 
50.79 
30.00 
13.10 



$ 1,553.73 $ 1,553.73 



234 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Betterment Assessments 1937: 

Commitment $ 3,427.67 

Cash $ 1,843.78 

Credits to Collector 40.26 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 1,543.63 



$ 3,427.67 $ 3,427.67 

Betterment Assessments Not Apportioned: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 2,946.38 

Commitments 19,399.30 

Cash $ 4,627.60 

Commitment to Collector 2,283.12 

Adjustment Entries 2,664.27 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 12,770.69 



$ 22,345.68 $ 22,345.68 

Betterment Assessments Apportioned: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 14,750.83 

Commitments 4,862.74 

Paid in Full $ 178.90 

Commitment to Collector 3,427.67 

Foreclosure Tax Titles 120.84 

Adjustment Entry 59.15 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 15,827.01 



$ 19,613.57 $ 19,613.57 

Sewer Assessments 1934: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 75.79 

Adjustment Entries 22.75 

Cash $ 9.42 

Abatements 54.19 

Adjustment Entries 17.45 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 17.48 



$ 98.54 $ 98.54 

Sewer Assessments 1935: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 1,575.27 

Adjustment Entries 199.07 

Cash $ 1,250.88 

Abatements 376.34 

Certification of Tax Titles 139.14 

Adjustment Entries 7.98 



$ 1,774.34 $ 1,7^4.34 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 235 

Sewer Assessments 1936: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 4,346.62 

Credit to Collector $ 816.36 

Cash 2,192.11 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 1,338.15 



$ 4,346.62 $ 4,346.62 

Sewer Assessments 1937: 

Commitment $ 6,396.80 

Cash $ 3,497.92 

Abatements 41.68 

Credit to Collector 30.89 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 2,826.31 



$ 6,396.80 $ 6,396.80 

Sewer Assessments Not Apportioned: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 657.84 

Commitments 16,861.87 

Adjustment Entry 1,057.26 

Cash $ 1,397.57 

Commitment to Collector 256.55 

Adjustment Entry 772.66 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 16,150.19 



$ 18,576.97 $ 18,576.97 

Sewer Assessments Apportioned: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 24,812.59 

Commitments 3,365.94 

Paid in Pull $ 460.43 

Poreclosure of Tax Titles 35.10 

Abatement 41.72 

Commitment to Collector 6,396.80 

Adjustment Entry 65.22 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 21,179.26 



$ 28,178.53 $ 28,178.53 

Moth Assessments 1933: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 4.50 

Abatements $ 4.00 

Adjustment Entry .50 

$ 4.50 $ 4.50 



236 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

Moth Assessments 1934: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ .81 

Commitment 18.17 

Adjustment Entry .44 

Cash $ 18.17 

Abatement • .50 

Adjustment Entry .75 



19.42 $ 19.42 



Moth Assessments 1935 : 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 

Commitment 

Adjustment Entry 

Cash 

Abatements 

Certification of Tax Sale 

Adjustment Entry 



Moth Assessments 1936: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 

Cash Refund 

Cash 

Credits to Collector 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 

$ 832.56 $ 832.56 

Moth Assessments 1937: 

Commitment $ 1,907.97 

Ca§h $ 1,174.34 

Abatements 3.00 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 730.63 



$ 


62.84 








2.00 








.81 










$ 


57.65 

.50 

5.50 

2.00 


$ 


65.65 


$ 


65.65 


$ 


832.06 
.50 










$ 


539.16 

54.85 

238.55 



$ 1,907.97 $ 1,907.97 

Committed Interest 1935: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 434.92 

Adjustment Entries 39.79 

Cash $ 362.14 

Abatements 55.15 

Certification of Tax Sale 54.86 

Adjustment Entries 2.56 



$ 474.71 $ 474.71 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 237 



Committed Interest 1937: 
Commitment 
Cash 

Abatements 
Credits to Collector 
Outstanding December 31, 1937 



Committed Interest 1936: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 1,415.41 

Cash Refund .67 

Cash $ 786.56 

Credits to Collector 235.91 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 393.61 



$ 1,416.08 $ 1,416.08 



$ 


2,484.48 






f 




$ 


1,347.24 

5.01 

16.03 

1,116.20 



$ 2,484.48 $ 2,484.48 



Interest and Costs 1932: 

Balance January 1, 1937 $ 181.80 

Correcting Entry $ 181.80 



$ 181.80 $ 181.80 

Tax Titles: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 97,292.06 

Tax Titles taken by Town 6,948.02 

Credits to Collector 26,386.93 

Cash $ 29,822.35 

Transfer of Tax Possessions 5,060.07 

Transfer back to Taxes 71.49 

Adjustment Entries 510.26 

Commitment to Collector 5,082.76 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 90,080.08 



$130,627.01 $130,627.01 

Tax Title Possessions: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 8,235.71 

Transfer of Tax Liens 3,387.62 

Sewer and Betterment Assessments Added 155.94 

Land Court Costs Added 117.50 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 $ 11,896.77 



$ 11,896.77 $ 11,896.77 



238 TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 

Accounts Receivable — School Department 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 4,359.42 

Commitments 16,902.17 

Cash $ 20,909.40 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 352.19 



$ 21,261.59 $ 21,261.59 

Accounts Receivable — Welfare Department 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 3,459.26 

Commitments 19,508.92 

Cash $ 22,159.28 

Adjustment Entry 152.65 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 656.25 



$ 22,968.18 $ 22,968.18 

Accounts Receivable — Health Department 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 3,964.25 

Commitments 6,745.50 

Cash $ 51.00 

Bad Accounts Charged Off 3,736.00 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 6,922.75 



$ 10,709.75 $ 10,709.75 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts — State Aid 

Due from State Account of 1936 $ 1,210.00 

Cash $ 1,210.00 

Due from State Account of 1937 1,280.00 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 1,280.00 



$ 2,490.00 $ 2,490.00 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts — Military Aid 

Due from State Account of 1936 $ 481.50 

Cash $ 481.50 

Due from State Account of 1937 584.00 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 584.00 



$ 1,065.50 $ 1,065.50 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts — Soldiers' Burials 

Due from State Account of 1936 $ 100.00 

Cash $ 100.00 



$ 100.00 $ 100.00 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 239 

Accounts Receivable — Light Department: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 15,625.64 

Commitments 373,693.59 

Cash $313,321.73 

Discounts 57,362.79 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 18,634.71 



$389,319.23 $389,319.23 

Water Rates: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 2,194.96 

Commitments 84,379.85 

Cash Refunds 16.66 

Cash $ 83,630.84 

Refunds 16.66 

Abatements 529.00 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 2,414.97 



$ 86,591.47 $ 86,591.47 

Water Services: 

Outstanding January 1, 1937 $ 303.76 

Commitments 2,594.26 

Cash $ 2,428.56 

Abatements 15.34 

Outstanding December 31, 1937 454.12 



$ 2,898.02 $ 2,898.02 

Sewer Connection Deposits: 

Cash Balance January 1, 1937 $ 10.00 

Cash Received $ 2,997.69 

Cost of Connections 2,476.06 

Cash Returned 516.63 

Balance Cash on Hand December 31, 1937 15.00 



$ 3,007.69 $ 3,007.69 

Overlay 1932: 

Balance January 1, 1937 — Overdraft $ 262.91 

Abatements 310.88 

Adjustment Entry $ 262.91 

Balance December 31, 1937— Overdraft 310.88 



$ 573.79 $ 573.79 



240 



TOWN OP WAKEFIELD 



Overlay 1933: 

Balance January 1, 1937 

Abatements 

Transfer to Overlay Surplus 



Overlay 1934: 

Balance January 1, 1937 

Abatements 

Transfer to Overlay Surplus 

Balance December 31, 1937 



$ 3,845.11 



$ 3,767.62 
77.49 



$ 3,845.11 $ 3,845.11 



$ 4,077.42 



2,081.16 

661.94 

1,334.32 

$ 4,077.42 $ 4,077.42 



Overlay 1935: 

Balance January 1, 1937 

Abatements 

Transfer to Overlay Surplus 

Balance December 31, 1937 



$ 14,962.39 
$ 2,790.40 
9,280.57 
2,891.42 

$ 14,962.39 $ 14,962.39 



Overlay 1936: 

Balance January 1, 1937 

Abatements 

Balance December 31, 1937 



Overlay 1937: 
Commitment 
Abatements 
Balance December 31, 1937 



$ 14,029.80 



$ 2,140.12 
11,889.68 



$ 14,029.80 $ 14,029.80 



$ 22,823.79 



$ 9,838.35 
12,985.44 



$ 22,823.79 $ 22,823.79 



Overlay Surplus — Reserve Pimd: 
Balance January 1, 1937 
Transfer to Reserve Fund 
Adjustment Entry 

Transfer from Overlay 1933-1934-1935 
Transfer back from Reserve Fund 
Balance December 31, 1937 



$ 19,000.00 
262.91 



12,503.05 



$ 19,870.96 



10,020.00 
1,875.00 



$ 31,765.96 $ 31,765.96 



REPORT OP TOWN 


ACCOUNTANT 


241 


Excess and Deficiency: 






Balance January 1, 1937 




$115,465.63 


Tax Title Redemptions 




29,822.35 


Tax Disclaimers 




6,668.36 


Transfer Back to Taxes 




71.49 


Adjustment Entries 




142.76 


Excess Revenue for 1937 




42,293.23 


Old Age Assistance Abatements 


$ 748.00 




Credits to Collector 


24,939.00 




Certification of Tax Sales 


5,830.70 




Advertising Costs 


3.25 




Cash Refund (Interest) 


3.87 




Adjustment Entries 


17.60 




Balance December 31, 1937 


162,921.40 





$194,463.82 $194,463.82 



242 



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248 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 



Index to Town Officers' Reports 

Animal Inspector 91 

Assessors 99 

Bath House Supervisor 160 

Births 43 

Building Inspector 87 

Compensation Agent 88 

Deaths 58 

Dog Licenses 63 

Dog Officer 91 

Election Results and Town Meetings 11 

Fire Department 73 

Fishing Licenses 63 

Forest Warden 76 

Health Department 102 

Health Officer 105 

Hunting Licenses 63 

Jurors 6 

Library Trustees 145 

Light Department 161 

Marriages 49 

Middlesex County Extension Service 143 

Milk and Food Inspector 106 

Moth Department 86 

Park and Cemetery Department 158 

Plumbing Inspector 106 

Police Department 68 

Retirement Board 95 

School Committee 113 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 92 

Selectmen 64 

Street Superintendent 77 

Sweetser Charity 94 

Sweetser Lecture Committee 93 

Town Accountant 196 

Town Counsel 89 

Town Meetings and Election Results 11 

Town Officers 1937 - 1938 3 

Treasurer 180 

Tuberculosis Dispensary 104 

Water and Sewerage Department 170 

Welfare Department 107 

Wire Inspector 76 

W. P. A. Agent 97 

W. P. A. Statement — Insert following 98 



REPORT OF TOWN ACCOUNTANT 249 



Index to Town Accountant's Report 



Accounting 201 

Accounts Receivable — Schools 238 

Accounts Receivable — Welfare Department 238 

Accounts Receivable — Light Department 239 

Accounts Receivable — Health 238 

Aid to Dependent Children— U. S. Grant 200-228 

Appeal Board 197-213 

Appropriations Schedule — Insert following 224 

Appropriations to Enter the Tax Levy 225 

Assessors 202 

Available Balances 226 

Balance Sheet 242 

Betterment Assessments 1934-1935-1936 233 

Betterment Assessments 1937 234 

Betterment Assessments Paid in Full 196 

Betterment Assessments Apportioned 196-234 

Betterment Assessments Not Apportioned 196-234 

Birch Hill Avenue Sewer Construction 216 

Bond Issues 199-216 

Charles Street Sewer Construction 216 

Collector 197-201 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts— State Aid 199-238 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts — Military Aid 199-238 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts — Receipts 199 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts— Old Age Assistance 200-229 

Committed Interest 1935-1936-1937 236-237 

Compensation Account 205 

Construction of Public Ways (New Streets) 208 

Departmental Revenue 197 

Dog Licenses 206 

Dog Officer 206 

Dumps 206 

Election and Registration , 203 

Excess and Deficiency 241 

Excise Tax — Motor Vehicle — Receipts 196 

Excise Tax— Motor Vehicle— 1934-1935 232 

Excise Tax— Motor Vehicle— 1936-1937 233 

Fines and Forfeits 197 

Fire 197-204 

Fire Alarm, Police Signal, Traffic Lights .'.... 230 

Fire Insurance 213 

Foreclosure Tax Titles 201 

Forest Warden 205 

Garbage 207 



250 TOWN OP WAKEPIEUD 

George Reid Fund 228 

Greenwood Sewer Construction 216 

Guarantee Deposit Account — Light Department 230 

Health 198-206 

Highway 198-207-217 

Highway Maintenance, Chap. 90 207-227 

Hydrant Rental 205 

Indebtedness Account — Insert following 196 

Infirmary 198-209-228 

Inspector of Animals 206 

Inspector of Buildings 198-206 

Inspector of Wires 205 

Interest 199-216 

Interest and Costs— 1932 237 

Investigating Committee, Welfare Department 229 

Land Damages — Salem Street 213 

Legal 202 

Library 198-211 

Licenses and Permits 196 

Light Department 198-214-221-229 

Maturing Debt 216 

Memorial Day — War Veterans 213 

Middlesex County Receipts 200 

Middlesex County Tax 213 

Middlesex County Hospital Tax 213 

Military Aid 210 

Miscellaneous Account 213 

Moderator 200 

Moth Department 198-205 

Moth Assessments — Receipts 196 

Moth Assessments— 1933 to 1937 (incl.) 235-236 

Moulton Playground 213-229 

Muccio Injuries 213 

North Ward Sewer Construction • . . 216 

Old Age Assistance — Taxes 196-232 

Old Age Assistance — Commonwealth of Mass 200-229 

Old Age Assistance— U. S. Government 200-227 

Old Age Assistance — Payments 209 

Overlay— 1932 239 

Overlay— 1933 to 1937 (incl.) 240 

Overlay Surplus 240 

Park and Cemetery 198-212 

Payments 200 

Planning Board 213 

Police 197-204 

Pension — P. H. Robinson 213 

Plans — Intermediate School 228 

Purchase of Land — North Avenue 213 



REPORT OP TOWN ACCOUNTANT 251 

Receipts 196 

Recreation Commission 212 

Receivables .• 231 

Refunds 200-217 

Retirement Board 213 

Revision of Assessors' Plans 226 

Reserve Fund 228 

Rifle Range 213 

Salem Street Rebuilding 208-227 

Sale of Dogs 229 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 198-206 

Selectmen 200 

Schools 198-210-218 

Sewer Assessments 1934 to 1937 (incl.) 234-235 

Sewer Assessments Paid in Pull 196 

Sewer Assessments Not Apportioned 196-235 

Sewer Assessments Apportioned 196-235 

Sewer Connection Deposits 199-239 

Sewer Department 199-215-222 

Sidewalk — Over Assessment, Simpson 213 

Smith-Hughes Pund 228 

Soldiers' Burials 238 

Soldiers' Relief 198-210 

Spanish War Veterans' Rent 213 

State Aid 210 

State Charges 213 

Street Lights 213 

Surplus War Bonus Pund 229 

Sweetser Lecture Pund 199-217 

Taxes — Receipts 196 

Taxes 1931 to 1935 (incl.) 231 

Taxes 1936-1937 232 

Tax Title Possessions 196-237 

Tax Title Redemptions 196-217 

Tax Titles 237 

Temporary Loans .199-216-229 

Town Clerk 197-203 

Town Hall 197-203 

Treasurer 197-201 

Trust Pund Account — Insert following 196 

Unpaid Bills, 1937 223 

Vernon Street Rebuilding 207-227 

Visiting Nurse 213 

Vital Statistics 203 

Water Department 199-214-222 

Water Rates 199-239 

Water Services 199-239 

Water Street Playground 229 



252 TOWN OF WAKEFIELD 

Welfare 198-208-228 

Western Avenue Sewer Construction 216 

W. P. A. Town Fund 208 

W. P. A. Lafayette School Project 208 

Willard Donnell Trust 199-209-228 






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